Monthly Archives: November 2013

There Ought to be a Law

One of the biggest complaints that I have at this time of the year, sorry make that a collection of complaints, comes from the retail industry. It’s bad enough that Christmas decorations were going up in October and Home Depot … Continue reading

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I started off with the reverent title “For This I Give Thanks” but as soon as I started typing, I knew where this post was actually heading. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it seems like a good thing … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Know?

In 1985, my wife and I owned and operated a cabinet shop. We did some interior renovations, but our goal was to settle into building and installing custom furniture. Wanting to play by the rules, I met with the town … Continue reading

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Trying to Make Sense of Flickr

Recently, my daughter and I started a photo-of-the-day project to mark her 30th and my 60th year on the planet. We’ve been through this before; we did a photo360 project several years ago. Part of the goal this time was … Continue reading

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Clothing is Easy for Guys

A few days ago, my wife found a dry cleaning ticket in her purse. She warned me that “you might have a sports jacket at the cleaner.” I said that I would “take inventory” but I really couldn’t tell what … Continue reading

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About a month ago, our Irish Setter puppy Maddie arrived at the airport from an out-of-state breeder we like. Of course, the first thing we started teaching this little girl is where to do her business; they call that housebreaking, … Continue reading

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Hidden in Plain Sight

When I was a kid, part of the normal weekly experience was watching variety shows like the Jackie Gleason Show. There were a lot of variations of that show, but the one I recall ended with Gleason coming on stage … Continue reading

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