Author Archives: Alan G Billingsley

About Alan G Billingsley

My career has been varied, including time as a newspaper deliverer, lifeguard, bubble gum maker, door-to-door detergent promoter, telephone book proofreader, short order cook, private employment agency counselor and owner, office and credit manger, infantryman, pots and pans salesman, Chinese restaurant cook, Chinese restaurant owner, public employment counselor, budget analyst, tax analyst, grant administrator, radio announcer, radio and television show host, disk jockey, automobile valet, child advocate, and now retiree. I've seldom been bored.

Auld Lang Syne

“For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne. We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, For auld lang syne.” Growing up, I spent every New Year’s Eve at a relative’s house party for family and friends. After the … Continue reading

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That Kind of Day

Why is it that different devices show different postings on social media platforms. I like what I see on Twitter using my cell phone more than the tweets I see on my iPad, but I prefer the iPad because the … Continue reading

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First Alan; Then POTUS

“To travel is to take a journey into oneself”   Danny Kaye   [This is a picture I took during early fall, 2011, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Three years later, my wife had it enlarged and framed, and gave it … Continue reading

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When Mom Met The Hard-of-Hearing Dwarf, The Love of My Life

My Mom was one of those “unconditional love” types of mothers. Anything I did; anywhere I went; each and everything in my life was met with approval from the woman who birthed and raised me. In 1986, I was planning … Continue reading

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Procrastinating Pope (A Fantasy)

(my phone rings late yesterday morning) Hello Hello Big Al, my friend, this is Francis. Hi Papa, Merry Christmas! Not so merry I’m afraid. Oh no, what’s the problem? I can’t find my manger set. You’re the Pope, ask for … Continue reading

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“The End of Labor is to Gain Leisure.” Aristotle

A friend commented the other day that it seemed that I had a large number of assorted  jobs over the years and after thinking about it, decided to begin writting something on Labor Day to pay homage to assorted experiences … Continue reading

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February 23rd – A Remembrance

“We do not remember days, we remember moments” “Hi Sis, I’m getting married and I want the ceremony to be in Albany.” My sister Carole asked “What do you a need, a priest, minister or rabbi, and how soon?”. “A … Continue reading

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