Author Archives: Michael Madden

My Uncle’s travels…the guy who never went anywhere.

My Uncle Bill was a wonderful guy.  He had his quirks, no doubt, but we all do…or so I assume…otherwise it just runs in my family pretty deep!  He was a Bostonian, having grown up and lived most of his … Continue reading

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My Wife’s (Our) Handbag

Over the past years men, well some men, have started carrying what is being called a “man-purse” or a “man bag,” a purse-like thing that they either carry in hand or over their shoulder.  It seems to function as a … Continue reading

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On Vacation

Friends, The staff of Friday Morning Light is on vacation this week, approved by union vote.  Enjoying the Liberty Hill Inn in Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod and lots of lobster! We will be back! G’day friends, see you next Friday … Continue reading

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The Morning Routine….and one’s assemblage for the day.

I am a creature of habit, as my wife will confirm.  As you know by now I like my morning coffee at the kitchen table with my paper every day, 6AM on weekdays, 7AM on weekends.  I sit in the … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Master???

OK, all you dog lovers, let’s call a spade a spade. It’s a beautiful sunny morning, about 6:30Am.  The sky is blue, not a cloud around.  The air is cool but not cold, the sun is warm on the body … Continue reading

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Hold it in…I still look good, right? The challenge of aging gracefully.

My clothes are shrinking, the mirror’s warped and I can’t be this old.  Impossible. Ahh, the joy we all face at some point in time with “the coming of aging,” which is quite a bit different from the joyous and … Continue reading

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My Closet…a perspective of past years

For many of us a look into our closet is a look into our history, both the recent and the distant past. While clothing styles may change regularly some of us, such as “yours truly,” are not fashion icons and change … Continue reading

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IZ…The Man.

For those who read last week article about the Vaka Moana’s you might recall my reference to the Hawaiian musician “IZ”.  Today’s article is about the man. Please start here with this link and then come back (my aplolgies for … Continue reading

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Vaka Moanas

Vaka Moanas…Ocean voyaging canoes…Pacific Island Voyagers…Ocean preservation and understanding…Polynesian ancestral culture and tradition…Navigation by the sun and stars, wind and waves, clouds and wildlife.  A voyage motto of “Move your paddle silently through the water.” So unexpectedly on the evening … Continue reading

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A Wannabe Surfer Dude

I was born and raised in Massachusetts and was fortunate to spend a good deal of my life along the eastern seaboard.  I could be found on the beach at some point during most summer days and often found walking … Continue reading

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