Tag Archives: Friends

Hey, I Was There!

This may be the first professionally shot, YouTube video that I have come accross, of a concert that I was actually at.  I was with a friend I haven’t seen now in many years. Do you remember Craig & Carmella? … Continue reading

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Thanks, Nancy

Nancy Hartmann,  a long-time friend,  died last night. Her husband, Tom was my best friend for much of my late teens-20’s.  He died over twenty years ago, on their 25th wedding anniversary. Too many stories to tell. Fun stories. Another … Continue reading

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On Decorating

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Kid.

First published on Thanksgiving, 2010. The years just make it better. Best wishes to all.

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“If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they are very scarce. If you go out and be a friend, you’ll find them eveywhere”   From “Great Quotes from Zig Ziglar”

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Leave With This Thought

Today, I had the opportunity to re-connect with an old friend and mentor.  It had been a few years since we spoke and for some reason, something came between us along the way. Today, that was erased.       … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

Today, I was working in Lexington, an hour from Aiken and I left a little early to beat the rush hour traffic and was heading home on I-20 when my phone rang. It was Mary, advising me that her Scuppernongs … Continue reading

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Easy There, Pal

I received two telephone calls this morning, inquiring if I was OK? Apparently, my Introspective post yesterday caused concern to some. Thanks for caring, but all is well. To demonstrate my happiness, here is a happy song.

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Real Friendship

Courtesy of Fr. Thomas Moore, quoting: St. John Chrysostom The greatest test of a friendship is whether one person can reprove the other. All of us commit sins from time to time; and all of us try to blind ourselves … Continue reading

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I Hate When That Happens

Yesterday was a very long day…I left the house at 0630 and got in at 2115. I had an idea for a blog post and between this and that, fit it in….only to realize this morning I mis-spelled one of … Continue reading

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Value Honesty

Good friends are hard to find. Friends who are honest with you are even rarer. I once recall a mentor teaching me the definition of the term “Rigorous Honesty”, which he defined as “abscence of the intent to deceive” How … Continue reading

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Laugh, Forgive, Learn….

HOW TO STAY YOUNG 1. Try everything twice. On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: “Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!” 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if … Continue reading

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I Can Only Hope

I had a quick dinner tonight with my buddy Doug at our usual place. You may know him as Eclecticity….or may Eclecticity Lite or maybe even ebossrate (watch the lady bust a groove) For me, he is the guy who … Continue reading

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Hey, What Are Friends for Anyway?

A long day at work….standing in a cemetery for an hour….106 degrees. After work, stop at a friend’s house…devour a pound of scallops, drink a bottle of wine…..and the ritual of solving the world’s problems in just over an hour. … Continue reading

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