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Please Note

There are still folks subscribing to this blog. I thank you, but I stopped publishing here several months ago. The same style, content and inimitable wit can now be found at Mitigating Chaos. I look forward to you following there. … Continue reading

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Please Note

There are still folks subscribing to this blog. I thank you, but I stopped publishing here several months ago. The same style, content and inimitable wit can now be found at Mitigating Chaos. I look forward to you following there. … Continue reading

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A Reminder

A reminder (to e-mail subscribers) that I have stopped posting new content on this blog. Since doing so in August,  ASVU continues to get new subscribed followers and I wanted to point them in the direction of my new blog, … Continue reading

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Change The Channel

A reminder that I have stopped posting new content on this blog. Since doing so in August,  ASVU continues to get new subscribed followers and I wanted to point them in the direction of my new blog, Mitigating Chaos. Thanks … Continue reading

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Theo’s Story

Originally posted on Anything is Possible!:
As September is “Recovery Month,” I’m sharing this story based on my interview with a man who has become a respected friend. Some of us remember it as “The Blizzard of ’89.” To Theo,…

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Time To Change Channels

  A reminder that I have stopped posting new content on this blog. Since doing so last week, I have had close to a dozen, new followers here and wanted to point them in the direction of my new blog, … Continue reading

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The End Of Chapter 1

This will be the last post placed on this blog, mostly because I have used up the allotted storage with  3,800 posts since February of 2010.   The second chapter of my blogging hobby is called “Mitigating Chaos“.   I anticipate … Continue reading

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On Humanity

“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine” . . . Kurt Vonnegut No argument from me!            

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Remember To Remember

With the recent (and current) hurricanes, earthquakes and other stuff, it might be easy to overlook that tomorrow marks another anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.   I’m publishing this a day early, just in case we lose … Continue reading

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Miracle. All of it.

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
When the first teeth appear, these little stones slowly pushed up through the child’s red gums, appearing at first like sharp little points, then standing there like miniature white towers in the mouth, it…

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“Time For One More Song, People”

As I awoke this morning, one of the first thoughts of the new day was that  I forgot to add this song to the “Storm preparedness” list yesterday. Why I woke up thinking about the blog?  I do not know. … Continue reading

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No Point Running. . .

. . .  ‘cuz it’s coming your way” I’m keeping in tune with today’s  “storm” theme. From 1974.  I remember talking my parents into buying this album as a Christmas present and I listened to it again and again and … Continue reading

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Something’s On The Move

“And the weatherman says something’s on the move. . .” From the Stormwatch Album. How appropriate. I was not able to find an acceptable live performance, but here is the studio version with lyrics below. Drummers, please note the judicious … Continue reading

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I Am Just A Dreamer . . .

“I am just a dreamer and you are just a dream” As all eyes (at least in this part of the country) are on Irma, I figured this might be an appropriate distratction. Maybe the first of a few as … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned

Don’t count the number of friends you have but the number of friends you can count on.   This lesson has been reinforced repeatedly over the last eight months.    Talk is cheap.  Hiding is even cheaper.   Following through … Continue reading

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