Tag Archives: Insight

Sticks And Stones Etc., Etc.

For some reason a few days ago, the old saying “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” got stuck in my mind. Shades of my youth I guess, coming back to bite me. Back … Continue reading

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Acting My Age

I was talking to a person the other day that I admit, I do not know too well. He was going on about how respect for others had kind of diminished over time and how much today’s world had changed … Continue reading

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Through Others Eyes

I often see him sitting there as I wander through the park.  Always on the same bench, staring at the scene before him.  His face mostly without expression, never smiling or acknowledging a ventured wave or nod.  I wonder what thoughts … Continue reading

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A Letter From Home

Dear World: I was just sitting here looking out at you. When I got up this morning, you had painted everything white and weren’t through yet. And that’s OK. You don’t live here if you haven’t made your peace with … Continue reading

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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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Degrees of Reality

There was a time when, if someone I knew well, told me something, I would accept it on face value. I had no reason to believe it was not true, or at least accurate. There was no reason for this … 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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Today

I stand at the juncture of yesterday and tomorrow, Knowing not which to embrace. The weight of years tilts the scale toward the past, Providing the comfort of the known My tomorrows however, as they are revealed Will compel my … Continue reading

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