Tag Archives: Dowagiac MI

Wrapping It Up, Pt. 1

Friday evening, Alicia and I were invited  to spend a few hours and share dinner/drinks  with some of the  folks who had just become my “former co-workers.”  Included were spouses and even some  children. It was heartwarming to know that … Continue reading

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That Time Of The Year

Having lived in South Carolina for the last twenty years, I am  used to Pine Trees. Pine needles do not change color, except for brown, just before they fall. I forgot what Fall  looks like against a bright, blue sky. … Continue reading

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A Look Back

Every once in a while, I remember that Thursdays are a time to look back. Below is an image taken long before the day of cell phone photography.  It is a picture of the funeral home we currently live above, … Continue reading

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Active Readership Encouraged

Arriving home late this afternoon from work, I was greated by one of my neighbors, Dowagiac Fire Captain Mike Mattix.  Mike had read a blog column where I mentioned my appreciation for beers brewed with pumpkin. Mike and his son … Continue reading

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Self-Enhancement

Fall.  My favorite season because it is time to harvest the pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, delicious pumpkin butter from Sprague’s Family Fun Farm, pumpkin beer and  pumpkin coffee. . . .  and I enjoy them all,  but pumpkin cologne? That might be … Continue reading

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You Can Trust Me

Tonight was a night out for us. We I needed a break after a challenging week.  On the way home after dinner, we stopped for a drink  and learned a little local history as a bonus. Stopping  by the Round … Continue reading

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Time Flies

How time flies when you are having fun. It has been almost  a week with little opportunity or energy to engage with my online tribes.  I underestimated  the disintegration brought about by moving to another state and re-igniting your career. … Continue reading

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