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Seeing Things Differently

GATOR REFLECTIONS  

Everyday I walk the same road to work. The same footsteps on the same path. I look at the same skyline of Downtown Huntington everyday. Somehow, I manage to see a different view every time.  

It…

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Money Town

March 9, 2022

GATOR REFLECTIONS 

Many heard me ranting on The Tom Roten Show the other morning. When I started appearing on Tom’s show, it was 2011,,,,11 years ago.  

My first fictional book on Huntington’s real problem…

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Icons

March 8, 2022

GATOR REFLECTIONS  

He hung out at Robby’s, Yancy’s, and other places. It was 66 or 89. Late night, I’d see him around Downtown. It was kind of his business. He’d take pictures and then sell…

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“Enabling Just Makes Things Worse”

March 5, 2022

GATOR REFLECTIONS  

Richard Del Checcola looked across the table at me at Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe and said words that made me stop eating my cheeseburger.  

The retired medical doctor simply stated, “Enablers…

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The Pain Kids Live With

GATOR REFLECTIONS  

I learned a lot fast working with kids. There were things I never could have imagined. Things that I wish I never came to understand even now.  

It didn’t take me long to understand why some…

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Doing What You Were Meant To Do

 

This picture was taken about thirty years ago when I was an assistant manager at Super America. It was a midnight shift and I was oil drying the lot at the 8th and 9th store.  

I was kind…

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Bullying The Homeless

March 9, 2022

MORNING THOUGHTS  

There’s been recent bullying,beatings, and robberies amongst Huntington’s homeless and/ or addicted  

The most recent is by a man who mysteriously popped into Huntington and has been lingering around convenience stores and…

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Lack of Respect

Feb 28, 2022

REFLECTIONS OF THE DAY 

Huntington takes pride that it is open for all and is a leader in LGBT rights. It has become clear to me that we clearly still have a way to go…

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We Are Our Companies

Feb 19, 2019

Last night a patient who is at the mental health hospital I work at told me he realized he had a problem and needed help.  He came to us voluntarily.  Last time he was there on…

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My Love of Baseball Has Died

Feb 25, 2022

REFLECTIONS OF THE DAY 

So I came across an article saying if the lockout isn’t ended by Monday, then Major League Baseball would start canceling regular season games. The 2022 Major League Baseball season is…

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Time Capsule

Feb 23. 2022

So I was listening to The River 97.9 tonight. Lately, I’ve been mesmerized by Big John and his Time Capsule. I haven’t really been sure why. There are great playlists I’ve made of old songs I…

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Starting Over

 

Ten years ago today, I got a call I wasn’t quite prepared to hear. One of my bosses from Trends International where I had been a rep for over nine years called and told me that they were replacing…

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