Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Tribute and Thank You to Dennis Keaveny

A recent photo of Dennis Keaveny. My Tribute and Thank You to Dennis Keaveny By Richard Mabey Jr. Dennis Keaveny doesn’t know it, but he played a big role in advancing my career as a writer. Here’s the thing, I’ve … Continue reading

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Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

My old grade school friend Stu encouraged me to make the dangerous climb up the cliffy edge of the precipice of Steinhauser Mountain. It took all my courage, strength, and inward stamina to make the rugged climb. Never Give Up! … Continue reading

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Be Strong!

Be strong! Be Strong! By Richard Mabey Jr. Be strong! Believe in yourself! Don’t let anyone put you down! Move forward with fierce determination! Climbing the ladder to reach your goal can be tough as nails. Some days, it can … Continue reading

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The Old Clubhouse

The Old Clubhouse By Richard Mabey Jr. O’ if the clock could just go back in time, when Mad magazine was but a quarter, and comic books were just a dime, and Kool-Aid packets read “just add water.”   To … Continue reading

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The Positive Power of Encouragement

The wall of the old Lincoln Park Museum¬†that displayed my various historical articles. The Positive Power of Encouragement By Richard Mabey Jr. A great honor came to me when the members of the Beavertown (Lincoln Park) Historical Society voted unanimously … Continue reading

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When You Hit A Roadblock!

When you hit a roadblock; never, never, never give up! When You Hit A Roadblock! By Richard Mabey Jr. Life is tough. And, then sometimes life is very tough. Then, there are times when life is very, very tough. Then, … Continue reading

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Help Us Help Us, Help the Helpless

Yes, this could be you. Help Us Help Us, Help the Helpless By Richard Mabey Jr. I’ve grown tired and weary of hearing the baloney that poor people are lazy, that they are just looking for a free ride. I’m … Continue reading

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