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Christmas Cinema

Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. Mine is “A Christmas Story”. You know the one about Ralphie and his quest for an authentic “Red Ryder 200 shot carbine action BB gun”, as he so precisely describes it. I identify so closely with everything about this movie that...

Giving Thanks

Many of us give thanks throughout the year for good health, good friends, good looks and good luck.  But once a year we give thanks with a big “T” and that is coming up this week. We, at CDA Inc. give special thanks for our clients who bless us with their trust as we...

Dog Gonnit

Duke, Ginger, Dobie, Buster, Princess, Dixie, Keeper and Tubby. These were my best friends, in order, since I was five years old. We never fought or argued and we went everywhere and did everything together. These were the dogs in my life and I loved them all. Yeah,...

Drop It In The Sack, Jack!!

I remember it like it was yesterday. You’re eight years old in 1960, living in East Hartford, Connecticut, and Halloween is only a few days away. No time for misstep now, on the threshold of this, the second most important holiday (next to Christmas) of the kid year....

I’ll Do It Later (not)

Ask my lovely wife if I’m a procrastinator and she’ll answer without hesitation, “Of course. He’s a big fat one!” She’s been asking me to fix a frozen faucet in one of our bathrooms for over a year. She took over the family bill paying because the late fees got out of...

You Only Get Out What You Put In

When I was still young and impressionable, and before I grew “too big for my britches”, my parents drew from a vast arsenal of educational tools to point me in the right direction. Some of their favorite tools were the “truths” that all of us have heard from time to...