Author Archives: Ric

Waiting for the 2012 Debate Box Set

I’ve been a political junkie since 1992 when I was a freshman in high school. That year, in our social studies class, we watched as presidential candidates — everyone from Bill Clinton, Paul Tsongas and Jerry Brown to George Bush and H. Ross Perot — duked it out on national TV and on the front […]

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Pujols: Our family tradition

My wife sent me an email this morning that read: “I know this is stupid, but I’m still so sad about Pujols.” I responded: “It’s not stupid. I’m sad too. In fact, I want to write about it.” So here we go. Ouf family loves Albert. When my oldest kid was 2 or 3, he […]

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What’s a Pony Bird? Thanks for asking.

My Uncle Tommy is 56 years old. He has cerebral palsy and other disabilities that leave him non-ambulatory, requiringĀ a wheelchair. A few years ago, my grandparents, who are in their 80s, had to make the toughest decision of their lives. They had to move Tommy out of their home. However, they soon found out that […]

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