My Thoughts

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A kid biked by Insider’s house the other day in the early afternoon. The know-it-all was punching his fingers furiously into his cell phone with his head down when he ran smack into a sidewalk, flipped over the handlebars and onto the old guy’s lush lawn. The boy immediately jumped up, got his cell phone… Read more »

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It stormed the other night, and the next day the old guy did what he usually does. Once all the thunder, rain and lightning are gone, he walks around and surveys the property to see if any old tree branches lost their way or if there was anything else astray. Underneath one tree branch was… Read more »

My Thoughts

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Emotions almost never get the best of the old guy, he’s got no time for this needless waste of energy. But this time last year it happened. Insider had noticed a certain Cardinal hard at work building a nest directly out his back door tucked neatly within a large bush. The bird was working hard… Read more »

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The old guy is a homeowner and has been since the 1970s. The last time Insider rented he was a teen-ager living in Baltimore. The old guy and a buddy rented a rowhouse in the Hampden area after graduating from high school and before entering the Navy. It was on what is called “The Avenue”… Read more »

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Whatever happened to the good-old fashioned names that Insider often used when he called out for friends. When the old guy reads the obituary section of this newspaper, all the names of the dead people are familiar to him. There’s a Walter, a, a Patrick, Josephine, a Charles, an Anna, a Frederick, a Susan, Carol,… Read more »

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We are being flooded with fund-raising events for worthwhile causes. Too often these are staged by professional fund raisers who take their cut and whatever is left over goes to the titled charity. A lot of people earn a good living in the name of charity, sometimes too good. We’re asked to walk, jog, golf,… Read more »

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The old guy took his annual spring inspection tour of Ocean City’s beach Friday and all appears to be well. The beach is not the same as it was last year and that is as it should be. As is its nature, Ocean City’s oceanfront has reshaped, redesigned and recreated itself as if in preparation… Read more »

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The old guy grabbed a couple packs of Goldenberg Peanut Chews and a can of his RC Cola the other day and jumped into his old DeSoto. Once a month, the DeSoto needs to stretch its legs and Insider usually just heads south on Route 113 because it’s an easy drive and he’s ensured of… Read more »

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Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to worry. Insider would never put himself in the category of people that stresses about the little things, but when it comes to eating it’s a different story. The old guy has gotten to the point in his life by eating whatever he wants whenever he wants. If he wants… Read more »

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Insider is one of those types who asks for a Senior Citizen discount wherever he goes. It’s just a habit. It’s one of the perks of old age. One place that does not discount is the doctor’s office. When the old guy went to the doctor the other day to find out why his foot… Read more »