The Eye of Uncertainty

Last year I made my son the beneficiary of a $100, 000 dollar life insurance policy.  It was something I had been meaning to do for some time, but didn’t get around to it until last year.  I think it might have been around the time of Hurricane Irene, but I’m not certain.  However, I […]

The Promise of October…

It’s cold this morning in New Jersey.  The leaves that even yesterday were undecided between verdancy and variegation have now chosen the later decidedly, and bright blasts of yellow, orange, and burnt sienna mix among the still green holdouts.  The hummingbird feeder hangs solemnly, unattended, strikingly so considering the hum of activity a day earlier. […]

The New Tide of Reality

I had lunch with a friend this afternoon, a born and raised New Yorker, who recently moved to Basking Ridge, NJ, the town adjacent to the small town of Millington that I grew up in.  I actually grew up in Meyersville, a town so small that it didn’t even have its own post office.  Although […]

Faith and Faithlessness

As the ball slipped — trickled really — wide left of the goalposts the room at Finn McCools pub deflated like a ruptured weather balloon.  The Saints were now 0-4; and even the most die-hard Saints fans admit that 0-4 is a heavy load to shoulder.  It wasn’t supposed to be like this.  Not this […]