Monthly Archives: August 2016

One-Liner Wednesday – Advice

“You can learn something from everyone you meet, if you’re paying attention.” My brother sent this one to me last week. He remembers, as do I, hearing this bit of advice from our dad. We remember because it was one … Continue reading

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Easy Monday

About a month ago, I included a photo of a blurry near-full moon and a tree branch in fine focus. I mentioned that it was supposed to be the other way ‘round. Several people commented that they liked the photo … Continue reading

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Brackets, No Not Those Brackets

Usually, the only time I use the word ‘bracket’ is during March Madness, when millions of people try to guess the ultimate outcome of 64 college basketball teams working their way to one winner. I do dumb things with those … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – 27 Quality Avenue

If you were opening a custom furniture shop, you might think “27 Quality Avenue” would be a pretty perfect address. That’s what I thought. I remember that thought lasting just long enough to apply for a commercial loan. When I … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Grocery Shopping

“Warning, they rearranged the store since you’ve been there.” Last week, I was watching my daughter’s cats while she was on vacation. The day before she was going to return, I thought I would go to the grocery store, so … Continue reading

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A New Sheriff in Town

We’ve recently started a small home improvement project. The project began, as every home improvement project should begin, with the application for a Building Permit. I’m sure one or two of you are wondering why I bothered getting a permit. … Continue reading

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apples, etc.

Originally posted on itkindofgotawayfromyou:
As far as I know , there is only one type of apple that will grow in most of southern California , in the Los Angeles basin , the Anna’s apple . When ripe it is…

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