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  • If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Right

    October 17, 2021 by

    My sisters and I were raised on fatherly aphorisms, the same ones he had been raised on: The best grease is elbow grease; If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right; Know what you’re going to do before you do it; Never say I can’t do it.  There were more, but you get the theme.… Read more

  • Dumping Throw Away Society

    October 13, 2021 by

    We live in two kinds of throw away societies.  One began in earnest around 1950, but the other is thousands of years old.  The more recent version began with the advent of single use convenience items advertised as “use it and toss it” combined with aggressive advertising for each year’s new car model, and social… Read more

  • The Eyes have It: Part II

    October 10, 2021 by

    My first trip as a person with impaired vision was a success, albeit not without some anxiety.  Being able to see but not see is surreal .  It’s not that I couldn’t see the highway and traffic on the way to the airport, but not clearly, and certainly not able to help navigate as Dianna… Read more

  • Elected from the States for the Nation: Manchin & AOC

    September 29, 2021 by

    A democratic republic such as ours depends on a legislative assembly in which the collective ethos assumes, and is committed to, making legislative decisions for the good of the country.  Parochial interests are expected to be represented and reflected to some degree in the final product.  They are not expected to establish the rule by… Read more

  • Patience and Anxiety

    September 24, 2021 by

    About a month ago, I had a sub retinal hemorrhage in my one good eye which created a blind spot in the part of my vision that focuses on reading and writing.  Peripheral vision remains OK most of the time, although changes in light and numbers of moving objects in my field of vision can… Read more

  • Breaking Out and Breaking In

    September 16, 2021 by

    We’re often urged to get out of our comfort zones as a way to learn and experience something new.  But let’s face it, comfort zones are, well, comfortable, safe places to be in an unpredictable and sometimes dangerous world.  Besides, not all things new are worth learning or experiencing.  Relating to comfort zones is personal… Read more

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