He Would Have Been 69 Today

You know, I used to think it odd that my dad would make an effort to mention his grandfather’s birthday whenever it came along throughout the year. He would tell me it was Popi’s (pronounced like Popeye) birthday and how old he would have been. I never said it out loud, but I know I … Continue reading He Would Have Been 69 Today

Memorial Day Weekend

It's Memorial Day in the US. This day and this weekend mean a lot of things to a lot of people. First and foremost, Memorial Day is meant to be a day that's set aside on our calendar to allow us, as a nation, to remember those who have given their lives in defense of … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend

Fifteen Years Later

It's funny... There was a time when I said that I would eventually stop doing these annual posts marking the anniversary of my father's passing. There was probably a time that I really believed it, too. But each year when October 6 rolls around, here I am... Changing the number in the title and posting … Continue reading Fifteen Years Later

Fourteen Years Later

You know, it's funny how I still miss my dad every day, yet I really didn't think about this anniversary coming up. Didn't realize it until late yesterday afternoon. It's been 14 years since Dad passed away. And maybe the fact that I didn't think about it coming up is a good thing. Maybe it … Continue reading Fourteen Years Later

Light and Sound

When I was a kid, my grandparents (on Dad's side) lived in a house in a neighborhood that was located behind a high school. I'm sure if I were to drive through that neighborhood today, it would be completely different than the way I remember it. But the way I remember things being back in … Continue reading Light and Sound

The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Happy New Year! And welcome to what has become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Please note, … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Thirteen Years Later

October 6 will never be an easy day for me. That's because October 6 will forever be the anniversary of the day my dad died. Really, just like anything else, some days are easier to deal with than others. Each year when this day comes along, I deal with it in different ways. It pretty … Continue reading Thirteen Years Later

He Would Have Been 66 Today

You know, I used to think it odd that my dad would make an effort to mention his grandfather's birthday whenever it came along throughout the year. He would tell me it was Popi's (pronounced like Popeye) birthday and how old he would have been. I never said it out loud, but I know I … Continue reading He Would Have Been 66 Today

The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Well, this has now become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Much to my surprise, most of the … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Twelve Years Later

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blogging hiatus to recognize a day that tends to be one of the most difficult in my calendar year. Today marks twelve years since my dad passed away. But I'm still on a hiatus, so I'm technically not writing anything new. What follows is basically a repost of what I … Continue reading Twelve Years Later