Category Archives: Commentary

Revelation

I had an interesting conversation the other day, for a couple of reasons. One is that it encompassed subjects that today we are uncomfortable addressing. The other was because it was with myself. I had just experienced another day of … Continue reading

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So, How’s That Keto Thing Going?

As any of you that follow me know, back in early January, I decided to go on a diet. Not unlike the thousands of people that, on New Years Eve, while basking in a pleasant alcoholic haze, said “this year … Continue reading

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Doing Unto Others

The other day I read a post by Colin Andray, publisher of A Dogs Life…and mine…and yours.  In it, he explored the concept of doing unto others as you would like them to do unto you.  It sounds so simple, … Continue reading

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Have It Your Way

I spent several years working for a corporation in customer service related roles, so I am probably more sensitive to and critical of poor customer skills.  I was reminded of this again earlier today.  I had been analyzing my IRA … Continue reading

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Matthew 7.1

I moved back to Maine 17 years ago and during 14 of them, we have had the same  Secretary of State. I quickly gained a dislike for him.  Not him personally but because his political persuasion and mine were diametrically … Continue reading

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Sorting Through The Debris

The other day I was working with my archives and stumbled across a post I wrote back in 2012. It was when life was ‘normal’, the reality being that our normal still held it’s share of disasters. Many or most … Continue reading

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It’s Called A Book

One of the nice things about growing old, or as I prefer, mellow, is that it is so much easier to find humor in almost anything.  Most of the time, it is self deprecating because I harbor the belief that … Continue reading

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Is It Just Me Or?

I think I may have mentioned this in a previous post.  I ordered some masks on EBay and within one day received a “your order has been shipped” message.  However, after several days, with no further activity, I decided to … Continue reading

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Requiem

A few years ago, we moved back to a little town in southern Maine, not too far from the old mill towns of Lewiston and Auburn.  I have visited the area often and am fascinated by the old mill buildings that still … Continue reading

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In The Rear View Mirror

I, like just about everyone else, look forward to the day we are staring at this virus thing in the rear view mirror, both literally and figuratively.  These last few weeks have taken it’s toll on us physically, mentally, and … Continue reading

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