Category Archives: Modern Life

Reflections of Walking Distance

Reflections of Walking Distance By Richard Mabey Jr. I don’t think that there is any other half-hour of television broadcasting that has affected me as deeply as the Twilight Zone episode entitled, “Walking Distance.” It stars Gig Young, who portrays … Continue reading

Posted in 1967, Accomplishment, Ad Agency, Boyhood Days, Cold Hearted Ad Agency, Creative Writing, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, From boyhood to manhood, Healing, Homecoming, Journey to Truth, Lincoln Park, Memory, Modern Life, Moe's Sweet Shop, Moving On, My Old New Jersey Home, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, New Jersey, New York City, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Old Gas Station, Old Lincoln Park, Rod Serling, Small Town America, Television, The Old Rexall Drug Store, The Unexplained, Time Travel, Twilight Zone, Walking Distance, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Salt Shaker Test

It may look like an ordinary salt shaker. But in the corporate world it can be the very thing that holds you back from getting that big promotion. Please note: I made up the name “Amalgamated Consolidated.” It is a … Continue reading

Posted in 1993, Advice to the younger set, Amalgamated Consolidated, Be Strong!, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Tricks of the Corporate World, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Failure Is Not An Option

The little courtyard, just outside my front porch, is plain and simple. In its simplicity lies the statement of the value of finding truth in simplicity. Failure Is Not An Option By Richard Mabey Jr. My life, here in Central … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Figaro, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Florida, Gated Community, Hickam Air Field, I Remember Dad, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Richard's Rocking Chair, Sacrifice, Second World War, Spiritual Lesson, The Birdbath, The Front Porch, Wisdom | 4 Comments

When The Going Gets Tough

When The Going Gets Tough By Richard Mabey Jr. Of late, I’ve been accused by some folks of being simplistic in my writings. Of being a bit Pollyana. Of looking too much in the past and not looking ahead enough. … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Age Prejudice, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 1 Comment

My Day at the Big Comic Book Show

Yours truly with Spider-Man at the big comic book show. My Day at the Big Comic Book Show By Richard Mabey Jr. It was a great day at the big comic book show yesterday. I have not been to a … Continue reading

Posted in Avengers, Batman, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Central Florida, Comic Book Show, Comic Books, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Humility, Joe Peace, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Never give up!, Nostalgia, Old Books, Spider-Man, Stan Lee, Stand Tall, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | Leave a comment

Reflections of My Days at the Ad Agency

Reflections of My Days at the Ad Agency By Richard Mabey Jr. From my mid to late forties, I worked at a major advertising agency in their editorial department. I worked my way up from being a Proofreader to being … Continue reading

Posted in Ad Agency, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dangers of being too trusting, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Humility, Inc., Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Moving On, Never give up!, New Jersey, NJ, Sacrifice, Spiritual Lesson, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | 2 Comments

To Honor World War II Veterans

For myself, getting my tribute for the World War II veterans on the front page, was a big deal. I was to learn that some of the people of my old hometown did not really appreciate the tribute at all. … Continue reading

Posted in 2004, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Dad, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Healing, Humility, Life and Leisure, Life's Dreams, Memory, Modern Life, Moving On, Newspapers, Old Beavertown, Second World War, Small Town America, Stand Tall, The Old Grocery Store, Wisdom | 2 Comments