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I’ll be taking a brief hiatus from blogging as we are moving half way accross the Country next week  and my wife can’t do it all by herself.    Between working up until the day I move and preparing to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Les

Les Paul, the  father of the electric guitar would have celebrated his 101st bithday today, had he not died in 2009. Read about him here. I was the proud owner of a 1976, Les Paul Custom, shown in the photo. … Continue reading

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Minor Distractions

We have been here five days and the fire alarm has gone off three times. Apparently, there is a problem with the heat/smoke detector in the elevator, mechanical room. Luckily, it has gone off during the middle of the day … Continue reading

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Faith vs. Proof

“Faith is different than proof: The latter is human; the former is a gift from God” Blaise Pascal        

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From the pen of Chuck Gallagher   It is important that one must stay alert and learn to tell the difference. . . my advice to me.  

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How To Care For Your Pack

      I spotted this picture on the wall at our veterinarian’s the other day.  I could not help but observe that there was one, critical rule left off. . .  “feed us”. A hungry dog is an anxious … Continue reading

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Writing The Pages

The introduction to the next chapter of our lives is underway.  After being recruited for and  turning down two  job offers over the last year, the third was the charm, and in a few weeks, after living in South Carolina … Continue reading

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Struggles, Revisited

It just goes to show you that there is often a disconnect between intent and perception.  I guess I blew it. We are meeting all  these challenges full of good cheer and with smiles on our faces.  That is what … Continue reading

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Ice Storms, Earthquakes & Oncologists

Ice Storms, Earthquakes & Oncologists was published a few days ago by a buddy of mine.  He shares a journey that many have traveled before and closes with poignant observations and questions. Kent is a college professor/administrator and we didn’t … Continue reading

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Coffee, Books, A Beach Chair & Alcohol

  Just a few days until I start the morning with the pre-chorus to Zac Brown’s Toes. I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand. Life is … Continue reading

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We Profoundly Appreciate The Greatness Of Your Loss

It is Memorial Day and as I thought about a tribute, I came to realize for the first time in my life, that there is no one I can say I knew, not a family member, nor friend, who died … Continue reading

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Who Loves Ya, Baby?

Upon arriving home yesterday. . .  One of our 80-lb welcome mats (MacKenzie) tries getting in through the open car window. I can do no wrong in her eyes. Who love’s ya, baby?

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It’s Good For You

Driving to a dinner meeting this evening, I passed this church marquee and had to turn around,  go back  and take the  picture. I believe that the garden, described at Mount Anna Church is an important part to a healthy life. … Continue reading

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Stop, Breath, Listen

Stop, Breath, Listen A new morning, 0545   Walking down the driveway to get the paper Stop, hear a bird, and another and another Why don’t I always hear their songs? The last whiffs of the gardenias, sweet Walk a … Continue reading

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This I Believe

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  Then try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka.  And have a party”. . . Ron White.

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