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  The Significance Of Dates We understand some dates carry more importance than others at times.   Birthdays.  Anniversaries.  Holidays.  Certain other milestone events as well.  Although, February 29 comes just every fourth year, I wonder about the significance of this particular event that is a...
 Dam Patience Recently friend and East Valley Arizona real estate expert  Brian England wrote a post about referrals.  In his post, he was hopeful that more would be coming his way.   After commenting, I continued to think about it.  And about some of the foundations of real estate.  Marketing.  ...
 Rethinking The Circular File Rethinking The Circular File The term circular file is likely known to you as a euphemism for the destination for waste or garbage where no longer useful items tend to be placed.  I am thinking about the circular file in some other ways.   Maybe it's that part of our...
 Lost And Found Lost And Found   As I have previously shared here I worked in the corporate department store industry prior to real estate.  While my time there was not entirely based at the store level, I was familiar enough with the various areas that I could provide locations when customers as...
 Do You See What I See?  Do You See What I See?  This isn't a Rorschach test or anything with psychological overtones.  It's about perception.  Our own. Those of others, of course.    No in-depth analysis needed.  Just some notice to be observant...be aware of your surroundings but also to look j...
 Careful Listening And Listening Carefully  Careful Listening And Listening Carefully Well, I guess there is some organization in thoughts that appear to be random.  First, I pondered about questions.  Answers followed.   It seems natural to me that listening should be next.  Of course, each of t...
 Laughter And Learning  Laughter And Learning  The February 2020 ActiveRain Challenge Boast-A-Post sponsored by Richie Alan Naggar has brought forth so many AR memories from the recesses of my mind.   One such memory  is a group of many posts from Dick Greenberg.  Not quite as active in this foru...
for And The Award For Best Editing. . .  The 92nd annual Academy Awards is now history. I understand this is not a "must see" event for everyone.   Some either didn't have the desire or any need to watch the show for numerous reasons but my mind wandered before, during and now days after the clim...
 On Thoughtful Answers. . . On Thoughtful Answers. . .   I can appreciate a thoughtful answer but I can also understand a brief response.  Off-the-cuff even.   Perhaps a snarky retort fits the situation.  Or a quick quip.  This is yet another example in the game of "It Depends".  A game that is a...
   To Trip The Light Fantastic. . . To Trip The Light Fantastic. . .  As I go through the roll of the new posts each day when I visit ActiveRain, journeys of all kinds are a part of the expected(and unexpected) itinerary.  The "trips" one can experience are indeed fantastic.   Recently, Georgie H...

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