Monthly Archives: August 2012

Free to be you and me

Ah, Labor Day Weekend. Here we go, I’ll say what everyone else is thinking: Where did the summer go?! Darned if I know, but I suppose I must have had a good time. But Labor Day Weekend reminds us of … Continue reading

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Time and Time Again

The murmurs have started again. 9-11; September 11th; The Day. Honestly, no matter how many years pass, it still seems like it happened yesterday. And I guess that’s why we don’t stop talking about it, because for as long as … Continue reading

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When More is More

Most lapel pins I see are small, simple, stately items that are worn proudly on the left lapel, right over the heart.┬áPoliticians can’t be seen in public without AT LEAST an American flag lapel pin on their suit. Members of … Continue reading

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U Rah Rah

We have some weird mascots for our sports teams in this country. Badgers, tornadoes, horned toads, gophers, and even, simply, a tree (who apparently has different sets of leaves for different times of year!). But the idea of having a … Continue reading

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Bundle up and win big

I like bundling. And I don’t mean I like getting cozy when the weather turns cold, though that’s pretty great too. When I say “bundling” I mean doing or getting more than one thing at a reduced cost, in reduced … Continue reading

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Create #1 Fans

A couple of friends of mine have records coming out soon. And before you ask, no, I’m not friends with the likes of No Doubt or U2, these are local artists who love performing and recording enough, and have a … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

We live in a “do it yourself” world. If you go to the grocery store you’re likely to have self check outs, which I use constantly. ATM’s are “do it yourself” banks. Musicians are cutting out the record company and … Continue reading

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National Night Out

I grew up in a very suburban neighborhood, in an area where parked cars were not locked up at night, and windows were left open unattended even if you planned on leaving the house all day. Of course, no community … Continue reading

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A lapel pin is worth a thousand words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and despite working with words a lot myself, I have to agree with that statement. I could spend an hour telling you about the beauty of some of the castles I … Continue reading

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