Tag Archives: Commentary

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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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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What Price Freedom

I have long been a student of the Civil War.  A time when, not unlike today, our nation stood divided.  Strongly held beliefs forcing the population into a state of denial that we could continue to exist as a nation … 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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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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Interesting

I remember as a lad being taught that “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”  Or, as I later learned, you could also say “interesting”.  It turns out that interesting can be a deceitful, or perhaps … Continue reading

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The Value of Almost

There is an old joke about a guy that, when asked if he won, said “no, but I came in second.  Unfortunately, everyone else tied for first”.  I have never quite been in that position but, over the years I … Continue reading

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Amerigo Vespucci Day

Yesterday morning I had to take one of my dogs for dental surgery at the vets.  I had to have him there by 7:30 so I decided to give myself plenty of time to navigate the trip.  Usually, at that … Continue reading

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Perspective

I first ran into perspective in high school during a first year drafting class.  I was fascinated with it, forming two dimensional shapes emanating from a disappearing point.  Perhaps it was because it was the first time I ever drew … Continue reading

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