Category Archives: Modern Life

My Tribute to Tonya Jo

My Tribute to Tonya Jo By Richard Mabey Jr. It was some time in the Summer of 2016 that I first connected with Tonya on the Private Message mode. But actually we had connected long before that. Tonya had been … Continue reading

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Remembering the Ad Agency

At my desk at the ad agency that I worked at from January 2000 till November 2004. Remembering the Ad Agency By Richard Mabey Jr. From January 2000 till November 2004, I worked as a proofreader, then editor, then writer, … Continue reading

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Senior 65 By Patrick McCarthy

This is a humorous essay that my good friend, Patrick McCarthy wrote. Patrick and I are old friends, going back to Mrs. Jacobchick’s fourth grade class at dear old Chapel Hill School. It is my honor to premier this great … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishment, Believe in yourself!, Childhood Friend, Compassion, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Humour, Life's Dreams, Modern Life, Patrick McCarthy, Stand Tall, To thine own self be true., Wisdom | Leave a comment

My Life Has Changed So Very Much

Working as a humble Gate Guard, in a gated community in Central Florida, is not as easy as most people think it is. My Life Has Changed So Very Much By Richard Mabey Jr. My life has changed so very … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Working Class in America: The Orange Juice Bottling Plant

The Plight of the Working Class in America: The Orange Juice Bottling Plant By Richard Mabey Jr. I shall be as concise and precise as I possibly can here. Herein lies the truth. You can recant with the usual conservative … Continue reading

Posted in Age Prejudice, Big Box Stores, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Help the poor, Humility, Inc., Modern Life, Orange Blossom, Florida, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Leave a comment

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 | 3 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

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