Category Archives: Opinion

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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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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Dental Floss and Other Underrated Classics

If we were having a beer – Once again, you’d get to the bar ahead of me. “You seem to be coming earlier and earlier. Did you order yet?” “No, of course not. It’s your turn to pay.” “Then why … Continue reading

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Plain Old Reality

We are experiencing some serious dog days around central Connecticut. Temps in the upper 90s and no rain, save for the occasional short violent thunderstorm. We’re watering things outside the garden, and we never water things outside the garden. We’re … Continue reading

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8 More Rules at the Bar

Back in 2013, I wrote a post called 8 Simple Rules at a Bar. As soon as I wrote it, I added a new entry to my Evernote notebook called 8 More Rules at the Bar. It has taken three … Continue reading

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One Liner Wednesday – Teachable Moments

“Mommy, do they still make tree trunks like this?” Overheard last week in the National Parks exhibit of the Post Office Museum in Washington, D.C. It was hard not to laugh, but the little girl who asked this question was … Continue reading

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Off-Target Followers

Blogging and Social Media, if done well, are all about community. Unfortunately, like any real-world community, there are those stores you only shop in when you’re in a hurry, those streets you try to avoid and those people you politely … Continue reading

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