Author Archives: Cecil Hoge

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It Was the Music – Volume 5 – From College Graduate to Clam Digger to Newspaper Man – 1967-1968

By Cecil Hoge In this present time of worldwide pandemic, shifting political tides, disinformation, misinformation, high unemployment, impeachments, fake news and stock market speculation, I thought I might return to an earlier time when things were simpler and choices were … Continue reading

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Into 2021 We Go

By Cecil Hoge January 17, 2021 At the beginning of last year I posted a blog story entitled, “Into the 20s We Go”. At the time, 2020 had begun with a number of dramatic events. The most dramatic event was … Continue reading

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Paddling in a Pandemic Chapter 5

By Cecil Hoge November 15th, 2021 I am now back from our summer Montauk vacation and well-settled into a routine of paddling, rowing, working, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and living day to day with wife and family. Yes, … Continue reading

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Montauk in the Time of the Coronavirus

By Cecil Hoge My wife and I have often taken a summer vacation in Montauk. We did last summer and because of the Coronavirus and the fact that Montauk is nearby, we decided to do the same this summer. The … Continue reading

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Paddling in a Pandemic – There Be Fog – Chapter 4

By Cecil Hoge June 18, 2020 “Nebbia” is the Italian word for fog. Some ancient Italian writer once said “Nebbia always brings change”. I am thinking it must be so as I paddle into my fog-shrouded bay. But what change … Continue reading

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Paddling in a Pandemic Gets Personal – Chapter 3

By Cecil Hoge I was not to know until the middle of the month how the Pandemic would become personal. It seems that microbes do not discriminate. May 1, 2020 The first day of May in old Setauket began cold … Continue reading

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Paddling in a Pandemic – Chapter 2

  By Cecil Hoge April 14, 2020 I have this recurring feeling that I am living in a dream. The only problem is that it is real. It is not some dream that I will awake from after a few … Continue reading

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Paddling in a Pandemic

  By Cecil Hoge Chapter 1 March 14, 2020 On this Saturday, I took the opportunity to go for an early morning paddle. That is easy for me because I live by the water and have a dock about 100 … Continue reading

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Into The 20s We Go

By Cecil Hoge The 2020s began with a bang on January 3rd, 2020. At least, I am assuming it was a bang that accompanied the explosion that killed Qasem Suleimani, the Iranian general that Donald Trump ordered to be targeted … Continue reading

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My Last Trip to Asia

By Cecil Hoge In November 2019, I returned from my last trip to Asia. I began visiting Asia in 1973, starting with Tiawan, Hong Kong and Japan. In the 70s and 80s I went to Asia every few years and … Continue reading

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