Monthly Archives: November 2018

Made In America

As I sit here in my Levis made in Bangladesh and my sneakers made in Mexico (I don’t know where my shirt was made, but the washing instructions are in Spanish) typing on my Japanese computer with a Chinese mouse … Continue reading

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Cold Snowy Night

Took the dogs out about midnight last night.  It had been snowing again. This time, it was the heavy wet stuff that sticks to the branches. Also the kind that knocks out your power. The dogs loved it though.  Both … Continue reading

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Nobody Else Does It

Each morning while reading the paper, I am compelled to check out the Charlie Brown comic strip.  I have always liked it because there is so much reality tucked into it.  The attitudes, activities, and emotions are pulled from real … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Shop

I think everyone knows what today is.  It is the day that all the people who cannot afford to buy a lot of things during the year suddenly get up in the middle of the night for the sole purpose … Continue reading

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Silhouettes

Moving stealthily beside me My silhouette, but half of me Reflecting glances cast upon me This is all the other sees But just one side of me is showing Being that of left or right Creating incomplete conclusions The rest … Continue reading

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Wintry Day

Mother Nature is knocking on my door.  Can”t blame her.  It is 7 degrees out there.  With wind chill, it feels like -12 degrees.  Guess I’ll just have to grab a book and settle down next to the fire.

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Winter In Maine

Here are a few of the sights I awoke to this morning.  Mother Nature sure knows how to throw a party.

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Giving Is Receiving

During a long and varied career with a major company  I was occasionally selected to volunteer for various causes and projects. It seems that the definition of “volunteer”had a slightly different spin on it then that of the commonly held … Continue reading

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Living The Dream

Reality can destroy the dream, why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality? G. E. Moore British philosopher 1673-1958 Through the years as I neared retirement, I often heard it referred to as ‘living the dream’.  Time to finally do all those … Continue reading

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Music In My Heart

An infants grip upon my finger A puppies nibble on my ear A maidens glance that tends to linger Friendships that so long endear Quiet moments spent together Dappled sunshine in the wood Children’s laughter on the heather Words unspoken … Continue reading

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