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SamHenry’s Elder Valentine’s Day 2011 – A Day Many “Best” Efforts Fail

February 15, 2011


Valentine’s Day?  As the heart grows older, it turns to the best wishes to others to have a good one – especially those who are planning a big surprise for a loved one.  The big surprise usually is multiple big disappointments: flowers arrive dead, wrong or not at all and the recipient is either mad […]


December 31, 2010


Stand back, you may get trampled by people rushing out of this year as fast as they can unmindful that the media have been busy preparing platters of new fears for us in 2011.  Here.  Have some: How about $5.00 a gallon gas? We would all buy “green cars” but we’re out of work and […]

SamHenry’s Low Regard for High Sugar Stale Christmas Cookies

December 27, 2010


It has begun.  The re-gifting of Christmas cookies.  You can have a sign on your forehead that you are pre-diabetic but this does not deter the determination of a Christmas cookie re-gifter.  No, they want to pass along the feeling of having had too much sugar as quickly as possible. Whenever you hear someone is […]

SamHenry on Trimming the Tree and Christmas 2010

December 12, 2010


Whitney is an addition to our family. She is a year old Labrador Retriever.  She loves to chew on the tender branches of all of my prized bushes – azaleas, oak leaf hydrangea, etc.  They are all there for her in her dog brain. There is now of course a tree indoors – the Christmas […]

SamHenry’s Picks for Cheap Saturday Night Flicks for 12/4/2010

December 4, 2010


OK so we’re seriously into the season of joy in our hearts, worry in our minds and no money in our pockets.  We are really in need of some cheap trips to fantasy land via SamHenry’s picks for flicks this Saturday. Menorahs bring the gift of light that reminds us of one among many successful […]

Is It PC to Say “Happy Thanksgiving”?

November 25, 2010


Political correctness doesn’t take a day off.  We probably ought to be terribly careful and say “Happy Holiday” in case someone is celebrating something else somewhere in the world today.  With globalization, we can’t just stop the PC at our borders. And this isn’t the holiday my Jewish friends eat at Chinese restaurants. How did […]

SamHenry on Holidays Alone

November 24, 2010


SamHenry has,  for a variety of reasons, been alone on several holidays.  It can actually be quite beautiful for its peace and  reflection that builds inner strength and peace; for happy memories of holidays past, peopled with those you love; and for the realization that the state of being alone is the basic human condition. […]