Joe23 (Street Articles Author)

Over the past 62 years I have experienced much in my life as the first generation son of Sicilian immigrants. I have passed through the various life stages of adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and now on to senior status. I married my high school sweetheart (not an Italian) 40 years ago, raised two wonderful sons now both grown and gone, made a fair amount of money along the way and have reached the mid-life crisis point we so often hear about. I seek to answer life’s burning questions of what’s next, who’s next and where next. All options are on the table and writing allows me to help review the past, observe the present and visualize a future. Our lives are made up of so many, many stories based on fact as well as fancy. I intend to present both on a multitude of subjects for the entertainment of my readers and for my own personal enjoyment. Please feel free to comment or ask questions on anything you read here, I promise to respond.

Glimpses Of Times Past
When I was a young boy I didn’t particularly appreciate or value extended family gatherings. It was the “old country" custom to have all the uncles and aunts and cousins get together about once a week or so for a Sunday meal. It was always some sort of pasta and…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Jan 18, 2013  
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Driving And Day Dreaming on A Friday the 13th
I don’t often remember what happened on any given Friday the 13th. After all, it is just a superstitious designation of another coincidental date and it happens at least once a year, sometimes as many as three times in a year. On this particular Friday the 13th of July, 2012,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Auto Racing   Dec 15, 2012  
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Clifford's Eulogy
Clifford and Gretta In the beginning there was just Gretta and me. We felt the need for another companion and brought Clifford into our lives. He was a very curious, active and loving addition to our little family. Gretta took to Clifford as a young sibling might to an older…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Dec 15, 2012  
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