Category Archives: Neighbors

Love Thy Neighbor

I have lived in this house for seventeen, going on 18 years.  It is on a short dead end street. in a heavily wooded area.  Heavy enough that the other four neighbors on my street are totally hidden from view.  … Continue reading

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Mending Fences

Morning came early in Eustis and today was no exception. The sun was just pulling itself out of bed, long after the farmers that called this place home. Many had already done their milking and, as with any other day, … Continue reading

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Masked Motives Unmasked

On Oct 26 I entered a post about a situation I encountered, make that created, while shopping at our local grocery store.  Specifically, with full mask and ball cap pulled low, I noticed a shopper, also masked, that looked very … Continue reading

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Menu For Success

I saw this on an email I received this morning and thought it worthy of sharing.  I know we are all ready to blow this joint and break out into the world we long to see again.  And we will.  … Continue reading

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So here I am.  Hunkered down in my home, patrolling the parameter from inside.  Making sure that no one, NO ONE, even the mailman or UPS guy is able to scale the parapets.  I am secure.  I am vigilant.  And, … Continue reading

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Sunday Silence

It is Sunday morning and I am sitting here, on the computer, looking for something to do.  I have made the bed, taken my shower, unloaded the dishwasher, read the paper, prepared some leftovers from last night for the freezer, … Continue reading

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The Art Of Being Thankful

As I stood down at the local Subway Shop earlier this week waiting to be served, I was able to overhear snippets of conversation between two twenty something young men sitting in a booth near me.  I cannot say I … Continue reading

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It is said that we truly don’t appreciate what we have until we no longer have it.  That simple fact was driven home last Thursday night.  I was putting the dogs out for the last time about 11 P M … Continue reading

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Growing Up Rich

My childhood home was just four rooms heated by a big black stove in the kitchen.  We had no phone, no car, and a pull chain toilet in the basement.  Money was tight and there had to be enough left … Continue reading

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My wife and I subscribe to the local Portland paper to include the Sunday edition.  I have to admit that I do not necessarially enjoy the paper for several reasons.  One is that most of what is contained I have … Continue reading

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