Category Archives: Perspective

Thursday Doors–Thanking All Volunteers

It’s not much of a door, but it’s an important structure and it’s worth a few hundred words. That’s one of the entrances to the Windsor Locks Fire Department’s burger booth at their annual carnival. Volunteer fire department carnivals are … Continue reading

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Vacation Mode

A friend of mine at work recently left for a vacation that will see him without an Internet connection for a few days. We were discussing the fact that we thought that should be OK and then we started talking … Continue reading

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You Blog How Often?

Last week I found myself in the middle of an unplanned experiment. From Sunday to Saturday, I published a blog post every day. I didn’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I liked what I wrote. I won’t push that … Continue reading

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My Worst Bit of Charity

My friend Joey, was talking about “giving” over at her blog. It’s a great post, maybe you read it. I say that because Joey and I collect ‘Likes’ from a lot of the same people. We travel in the same … Continue reading

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Good Advice – Part Two

After the advice I talked about in Part One, I wound up at West Virginia University (WVU) having only lost credit for freshman English. I would have also lost credit for Phys-Ed (PE) if I hadn’t managed to fail that … Continue reading

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Good Advice–Part One

My college and career preparation process was one of trial and error. Heavy on the errors. I was one of four children within my generation who went to college – the first four from either side of our family tree. … Continue reading

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Why Do I Have to Know Stuff?

Last Thursday night, I received a text message and an email from a credit card company alerting me to a card-not-present transaction. This is a card that I use a lot at restaurants but not often for shopping so I … Continue reading

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