Category Archives: general observations

It’s Official!

“The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters.” George Foreman   There is so much to talk about dear readers. First and foremost, let me give some hearty congratulations to the North … Continue reading

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Pick A Winner

I am a terrible prognosticator. I realize it. I readily admit it. I know why it’s true. I bet with my heart and not with my head. All you have to do is look at my 2017 March Madness Bracket … Continue reading

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Home Means Nevada

“I tell ya, I get no respect. If I was a politician I would be honest.” Rodney Dangerfield   The year was 2004, it was March. We were at a bar in Myrtle Beach or Austin, Texas, or West Palm … Continue reading

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Belize Day Four… Snorkeling And More

“You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat” Martin Brody to Captain Quint in JAWS   Thursday was snorkel day for our group and I am not ashamed to admit I opened my eyes that morning with a knot of dread in my gut. We … Continue reading

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Have You Been To Belize? Come Along With Me

  “Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce”                                                                                                                                Ignition  R. Kelly     My wife, Sarah, and I have now lived in New Jersey for just more than five years and in that time we’ve learned … Continue reading

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On Reading, Writing, and Watching

I am a writer. I am a reader. I am a movie watcher. Sometimes none of those things align. Occasionally two of those things are connected. If I’m lucky, one day all three will come together.   In 1928 the … Continue reading

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I Long To Be Bowled Over Again

We in the Hirshland household are not necessarily resolute people, instead we prefer to think of ourselves as goal oriented. So, at the beginning of each new year we don’t fall prey to the resolution trap and make vague and … Continue reading

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