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A Fine Mess We Are In – Vlad Goes Bad

By Cecil Hoge March, 2022 I would have thought we have enough to trouble us with the recent Pandemic, the coming and going of Beta, Delta and Omicron, the acrimony between the left and right in this country, the disputes … Continue reading

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Bugs (7) versus Drugs (3) versus Inflation (12) versus The Economy (9) versus Putin (?)

By Cecil Hoge It has been a busy few months. So many things to ponder. The Pandemic is still out and about, but seemingly more on the outs. The winter surge is fading and the summer surge has not yet … Continue reading

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The Pandemic Has Upped My Lazy Game

By Cecil Hoge I was an only child and that may be part of the problem. My parents gave me quite a bit of freedom to do what I wanted and that allowed me to decide what I did not … Continue reading

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Montauk, Work, York, Work, Thanksgiving & Omicron

By Cecil Hoge August 11th, 2021 We are back in Montauk for vacation in the new normal. Everyone we speak to tells us that Montauk this summer has been “crazy”. Delmack, the Jamaican lady who comes and cleans our room … Continue reading

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Thoughts About My Family

By Cecil Hoge None of us knows how long we shall live. I wish to take this moment to make a small summing up of what I have come across in writing this collective story of my family, myself and … Continue reading

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The Twenties Pick Up Speed

By Cecil Hoge Something is happening here. But what it is ain’t clear. We have a new President. He seems to be concentrated on reversing everything that the past President did. The Past President, by the way, concentrated on reversing … Continue reading

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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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