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And the Trophy for 27th Place Goes to

We need to face the fact that our country has gone pathetically soft!  We have managed to transform ourselves into a nation of underachievers.  It has become categorically unacceptable for us to compete with one another.  Instead, we have adopted … Continue reading

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Life in the Slow Lane

As regular readers of my blog will recollect, my trusted hound Xena and I go on a walk virtually every morning and every evening.  Weekday morning excursions are centered in our neighborhood; since much to Xena’s chagrin, I still go … Continue reading

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A Salute to a Fallen Giant

My place of work is in a well-established business park, featuring a campus that is lined with majestic elm trees and pines.  The maturity of the landscape is one of the drawing features for new tenants.  I have enjoyed many … Continue reading

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Full Moons and Black Cats

Having a full moon and Friday the 13th occur on the same date is a sporadic event.  The last one fell on August 13, 2011. The next Friday the 13th full moon will be on August 13, 2049.  As you … Continue reading

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Living Off of Scraps

As is the custom on weekends; my faithful hound Xena and I go for a long walk in the park.  Given the leisurely pace of the day, we always manage to top off our brisk exercise session with a car … Continue reading

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A Life Defined by Dishpan Hands

This evening found me at the kitchen sink, hand washing a frying pan that has been used to prepare a simple yet satisfying dinner.  I have never cared for putting frying pans in the dishwasher; feeling that they hasten the … Continue reading

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Well Worth the Wait

This afternoon proved to be one of those times that try a person’s soul.  My wife underwent her third surgery in the space of five weeks.  Now granted, this was a procedure that is performed thousands of time a day … Continue reading

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