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Michael Vore

Michael “Mike” Vore, 80, of Columbia, Maryland, succumbed to cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital on February 11, 2020. He is survived by his son Steven (Hilary), Grandsons James (Tory) and Robert (Brooke), two great-grandsons, his sisters Anita (Bob) and Kathie and brother Don (Kathy). Mike was born in the Chicago area to Milton and Rita […]

A Good Morning

My wife and I had plans to see Avengers:Age of Ultron this morning; we’d had pre-purchased tickets at our local cinema, reserved seating and all. When we arrived, though, and were picking up our tickets, we changed our mind. At the next window were a man and his little boy. The man was trying to […]

Casting Off

My exit paperwork is done. My laptop is wiped. My email account is disabled. My badge is turned in. I have cast off the lines, set sail, and await the wind.  I’ve left a company I’ve known for almost five years. The product is a good one, being built and sold by good people. As […]

Experience, Learning, or Tips?

Two items, next to each other in my newsreader today, struck me as somehow connected. Part of a Vanity fair article pointed to by Ernie the Attorney… “You spent seven years learning every little nuance of the fishing trade before you were granted the gift of learning from this great captain?” I ask. “Yes.” “And even then […]

25 Things

Over on Facebook, there’s this “thing” going around, posting a list of “25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about yourself” then tagging it with 25 friends, asking them to do the same. It’s a way to learn more about your friends (or at least to learn what they’re willing to admit or brag about). […]

Inauguration Day

I remember being on The National Mall in Washington D.C. as a 15 year old in Oct 1979. It was just me, my camera and thousands upon thousands thousands of people packed onto The Mall to attend Pope John Paul II’s Mass. It was crowded and chaotic, I couldn’t see much and what I was able to […]

On Hunger

Not to be a downer; just something to remember as you pass the turkey leg or open a present… If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a […]

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