Gary Conkling Life Notes

Mostly whimsical reflections on life

Dog and Man, An Old Story

Walking the dog is a profound experience. It reinforces the notion that man and dog are a lot alike. The walk is a chance for man and dog to exercise after … Continue reading

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Colleges as Firing Ranges

College is an intentional time of chaos. It is the border crossing from adolescence to adulthood. It is when young people take their first steps of free will, exploring new … Continue reading

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Time Again for Baseball Fantasies

The Boys of Summer return to the playing field soon, kindling fantasies in boys of all ages and all seasons. Chicago Cub fans, for example, will fantasize of what could … Continue reading

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The Job Pirate

Brandon Christopher, author of the just released Tales of a Job Pirate, has discovered how to turn dereliction into doubloons. He could become an icon for his generation of “job-quitters and … Continue reading

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Brûlée: Our Perpetual Puppy

Once again my ever-deserving dog failed to win the Westminster Kennel Club Best of Show. A beagle named Miss P won instead. Beagles are appealing, thanks to Snoopy. But they … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bellissimo Italian Style and Comfort

No one has confused me with a slave to fashion. So, if you can pardon the splintered metaphor, I felt a little like a fish out of water taking in … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

SNL: Still Crazy After All These Years

For many adults, it is unthinkable to think of television without Saturday Night Live. The SNL 40 celebration Sunday night reminded us why. With its own red carpet, lionization of … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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