One last stunt for Captain Explosion

In the end, Crash Moreau lived his life the way he always wanted. Whether it was on fire, or surviving a horrific car crash, he performed stunts and thrills for decades, at county fairs and stunt shows throughout the Northeast. Example. Here’s a video of him from 2011, at the Orange County Fair. And if…

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The way we should all remember Father’s Day.

I know there will be a ton of Father’s Day photos on Facebook today. Many of my Facebook friends will either celebrate their fathers (living or dead), or they’ll be in pictures with their kids. And that’s all fine and honorable. Longtime readers of my blog will know that for me, Father’s Day is a…

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“How did they treat their child?”

Even though the words were written two years ago on someone else’s social media account, I knew who they were aimed at. And they stung like barbed wire. This is what they said. “Some people like to write blogs. They even make it the most important thing in their lives. You read what they say…

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Giving thanks, COVID-19 edition.

In another week, I’ll receive my second Pfizer vaccine, and after that, I’ll feel more comfortable about going out and taking lots of photographs and the like. But for the past year, COVID-19 has been trapped on my psyche, essentially commandeering my life. Of course it has. I don’t want to catch COVID-19. And I…

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Ten break-up lines men never want to hear

Several years ago, after many attempts of trying and trying and trying again to find that right person after my 2011 divorce, I closed my online dating account and deleted my profile from it.  There was no reason to continue participating.  I was totally convinced that online dating services only existed to raise my hopes…

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A Chestnut Prison story, how 1978 reflects 2020.

Long-time readers of my blog will recall my original post about The Chestnut Prison. From July to November of 1978, because I could not live with my emotionally abusive and toxic parents – my mother and stepfather – I chose to move to Abington, Massachusetts, and live with my father and his wife (and his…

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The Flight Pins

Every year, around the first week of September, I look for the flight pins.  They’re somewhere.  But I can’t immediately find them.  Eventually, by September 8th, I find them.  Both safe.  Both ready to wear. One pin is an old United Airlines souvenir “junior pilot” pin.  The other is a gold-colored American Airlines “junior stewardess”…

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