Alright, Making Progress

Friends, readers, and supporters, how are you doing?

Thank you so so much, I noticed several of you responded to my post about purchasing my book, Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories. I’m beyond appreciative! The paperback version of the book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and wherever else books are sold. You can also purchase the e-book on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

Thank you for your support! Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish should be on the shelves before this winter ends.

And of course, there will be a Smorgasbord 3; Smorgasbord 3 The Final Platter.

About COVID. I was allowed to return to work today, the 22nd, but I took this last day off deciding to return to my normal shift next week. I’m still a little hazy-brained and slow, but all that is clearing up. I’m excited to return to work, and I can’t wait to get back into the flow of society. Quarantine sucks. I still don’t have my sense of smell or taste, but I anticipate they’ll both return in time. Thank you to those people who emailed me tips on how to speed up the recovery process with that. You guys and gals are great! ❤

🤼‍♂️ The high school wrestling season has begun. I know I always mention my glory days of playing football, but I also wrestled, I was good too. That’s me on the right wrestling in the county tournament, winter of 1997. The Beast of the East tournament at the University of Delaware turned out to be a huge success, as it usually does, and the Gauntlet Duels were successful as well. Congratulations to all the place winners at the BOTE, if you can place there, you’re on your way to a good season.

😲 I’m shocked. I don’t know if you guys watch Bob’s Burgers the adult cartoon? Well apparently, the guy who does the voice over for Jimmy Pesto, Jay Johnston, will no longer be able to participate in the show because of his participation at the Capital on January 6th. Is the government saying he cannot work? This is strange, the original article was published on Decider-the link is below.

🎋Yesterday, December 21st, was the Yule Sabbat. Different traditions celebrate the beginning of the new year at different times and in different ways. The arrival of the Oak King, or today it’s, The Sun King, Jesus, and the New Year’s Baby that kicks of the turning of the wheel as we say goodbye to Father Time and the Dark Lord. December 21st is also the first day of winter or the Winter Solstice. Either way, have fun celebrating whatever you celebrate. Enjoy yourself, and appreciate the love, family, and warmth around you.

There are a lot of people who can explain this better than I can, but..I heard, astronomically speaking, not astrology, that the sun as we know, rotates around the earth. It eventually reaches a point where it sits below or just about even with the horizon for a period of three days. That’s 3 days and no movement. Then, it begins again. They say the story about Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead in three days is a symbolic translation of the sun in it’s orbit around the earth. If you understand that whole thing better, write in. Thanks.

Have a wonderful Wednesday (Hump Day) LOL.

Beast of the East

The Beast of the East High School Wrestling Tournament began yesterday, Saturday, December 18th on the campus of the University of Delaware. The first 3 rounds were wrestled yesterday, and the quarterfinal round was set to begin this morning, Sunday, December 19th.

Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth have a number of wrestlers in good position to start the day.

106 pounds- 1 Nate Desmond (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. 8 Colin Martin (Staunton River)

113 pounds- Tahir Parkins (Nazareth) vs. 2 Daniel Jones (Delbarton)

120 pounds- 3 Jack Consiglio (Malvern Prep) vs. 6 Cael Mcintyre (Bethlehem Catholic)

132 pounds- Ashton Campbell (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. 2 Tyler Vazquez (Delbarton)

138 pounds- 1 Tyler Kusak (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. Max Stein (Faith Christian Academy)

145 pounds- 1 Cross Wasilewski (Delbarton) vs. Nicholas Foster (Nazareth)

152 pounds- 1 Ty Whalen (Clearview Regional) vs. 8 Dominic Wheatley (Nazareth)

195 pounds- 1 Sonny Sasso (Nazareth) vs. 8 Hudson Skove (Rumson-Fair Haven Regional)

220 pounds- 1 TJ Stewart (Blair Academy) vs. 8 Chase Levey (Nazareth)

285 pounds- 3 Aiden Lacoma (Christiansburg) vs. 6 Sean Kinney (Nazareth)

7 Cooper Rudolph (JW Robinson) vs. 2 Noah Tusin (Waynesburg)


High School Wrestling in the Valley

Tis The Season!

High school wrestling in starting back up again in Lehigh County. Yesterday, Friday December 17th, 6 teams participated in the Gauntlet Duels at Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.

There were five rounds, the first beginning at 4:30 PM and the last concluding at 9:30 PM.

Teams- Allentown Allen, Blue Mountain, Pleasant Valley, Southern Lehigh, Stroudsburg, and Tri Valley.


Round 1– Stroudsburg 35 Pleasant Valley 25

Tri Valley 54 Allentown Allen 24

Southern Lehigh 40 Blue Mountain 27

Round 2– Southern Lehigh 42 Pleasant Valley 33

Blue Mountain 46 Allentown Allen 24

Stroudsburg 37 Tri Valley 36

Round 3- Pleasant Valley 54 Allentown Allen 24

Tri Valley 41 Blue Mountain 29

Stroudsburg 44 Southern Lehigh 25

Round 4- Tri Valley 35 Pleasant Valley 30

Southern Lehigh 72 Allentown Allen 0

Stroudsburg 37 Blue Mountain 31

Round 5– Pleasant Valley 48 Blue Mountain 15

Stroudsburg 67 Allentown Allen 6

Tri Valley 43 Southern Lehigh 27


  1. Stroudsburg 5-0
  2. Tri Valley 4-1
  3. Southern Lehigh 3-2
  4. Pleasant Valley 2-3
  5. Blue Mountain 1-4
  6. Allentown Allen 0-5