Bruce A. Borders - Author - Blog

Winter Is Melting! (Mon, 18 Mar 2019)
​So, almost all of the snow is gone from around my house! About time. I’ve lived in this town for 29 winters and I’ve never seen snow on the ground in March. Sure, at times there’s been a little skiff but it was usually gone faster than it came. This year, we’re talking feet of snow. And it’s been here since early February. That’s a long time to put up with snow when winter should have been long gone. But I’m pretty sure it’s my fault.& [...]
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What's The World Coming To? (Mon, 11 Mar 2019)
​For a few minutes this past week, I thought the world was going to end. Not because any impending catastrophe was imminent. No, the reason was more innocuous than that. Here’s what happened: Someone hacked one of my email accounts. Not the main email that I use, so that was good. But they were able to then get into my Facebook pages. Okay, not exactly the end of the world scenario I started out with but still a little aggravating. I didn’t really lose any sleep or a [...]
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What A Spectacle (Mon, 04 Mar 2019)
While sitting in a restaurant with my wife this past weekend, my mind began to wander. Way back. About 44 years ago. Back to another time when I was sitting in that very same restaurant. It’s undergone some renovation and has a new name, but still the same building. I could see the place the way it used to be, and for a minute or two it was almost like I’d traveled back in time. I started to smile to myself as I remembered an incident. My wife asked what I was thinking and I re [...]
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Back In School (Mon, 25 Feb 2019)
You’re never too old to learn — as my grandson pointed out to me the other day. He was explaining to me that three times 20 is 60, to which I agreed. But my agreement was not enough, he wanted to make sure that I actually understood WHY it was so. Now, keep in mind this is coming from a five-year-old so the logic may be a little convoluted. He said, “If you have twenty and you add another twenty that makes forty. But that’s not sixty because you only had two of them [...]
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Love Asylum (Mon, 18 Feb 2019)
As you may know, we recently had a holiday. No, I’m not talking about today, which is Presidents’ Day, I’m referring to Valentine’s Day. My wife and I attended a Valentine’s Banquet on Saturday. Not particularly surprising, I know, since we’ve been married for almost thirty-two years. What is surprising to me, is that she still claims me and is willing to attend such events — or even be seen in public  together at all. After being together thi [...]
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Should I, Or Shouldn't I? (Mon, 11 Feb 2019)
Should I, Or Shouldn’t I? Thought I had escaped the major effects of Old Man Winter this year. I know other places have experienced their share of the “glories” of the season, but where I live, it’s been one of the mildest winters on record. Unseasonably warm and far less snow than normal. It had me re-thinking my hostility toward my least favorite season. Until this past weekend. We got dumped on! It’s particularly hard to deal with a substantial am [...]
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Eating Crow? (Mon, 04 Feb 2019)
I learned something this past week—about sharing. I thought I knew what sharing was all about but apparently I was wrong. My wife and I were sitting on a patio enjoying a bag of Peanut M&M’s—the “sharing size.” As the bag says, we were SHARING them. After a few minutes outside, we went back in, leaving the bag of M&M’s outside. Soon afterwards, I heard a commotion outside; it sounded like it was right outside the door. I couldn’t deter [...]
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Temporary Diversion (Mon, 28 Jan 2019)
Hijacked! No, not my plane—although, I did recently have a flight. But no worries, we landed safe and sound. The hijacking to which I refer has nothing to do with airplanes. But it’s something perhaps more critical, my computer! It’s been quite a few years since I’ve had the displeasure of a major computer problem —a virus or anything of that nature. But then, last week my good fortune came to an end. It seemed that no matter what I clicked on, wheth [...]
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Game Over? Not Quite (Mon, 21 Jan 2019)
Back before my wife and I were married, our dates usually consisted of going out for pizza—and playing the arcade games commonly found in those establishments. She liked Ms. Pac-Man; my game was Galaga. This was in the eighties when such games were popular and new. As teenagers with nothing else to do, we spent a lot of time playing them. And a lot of quarters too! Yeah, I know, kind of a waste of money. But it was an easy way to find entertainment. And as entertainment goes, it wasn [...]
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Baby, It's Cold Inside (Mon, 14 Jan 2019)
This past week, I had the privilege of doing a little work outside—repairing a fence and a few other small jobs. It wasn’t that much work actually, and took only about two and a half hours. The temperature was barely above freezing and although I really despise the cold weather, it didn’t seem that bad outside. In fact, I even took my coat off about a half an hour into the job because I was getting a little warm. Maybe because I was working! On my way home, I drove p [...]
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