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  In One EarAnd Out The Other There is noise.  And disruption.  Lots of stuff that prevents us from hearing.  And seeing.  Sensory experiences of many kinds can confirm initial thoughts as well as confuse.   Some may say it is a situation where overload is the cause.  Is it a question of just eno...
  On Being Smart. . .Actually A Smart @$$ I don't recall the exact date I was called that phrase but do remember the person who said it.  Yes, my mother caught me in the act of being a smart-mouthed kid.  Although it was a demand to stop being a smart aleck - I knew what she meant.   Don't be a s...
 Which Of These Things Is Not Like The Other… Do you remember the childhood game where the goal was to identify an object that was different in relation to others?  I know this exists today as an exercise that is important on many levels.    Rather than delve into the differences, why not observe...
  Neighborhood Watch… Over the years, I have lived in many neighborhoods, in different cities.  In California and elsewhere.   I spent over fifteen years in one place and much, much shorter stays in others.  I remember each whether reminded in photos or in the form of fuzzy memories.  Nuances exi...
And Then The Dog Quacked. . .     It happened the other day.  I saw a dog and owner coming my way while walking in the neighborhood.  At the same time, I saw another dog also accompanied by its human companion.   Nothing too unusual.  I turned the corner.  Then I heard it.  Quacking rather than b...
 Georgia. . . On My Mind It wasn’t Ray Charles or even peaches in honor of the Empire State of the South but thoughts of a different Georgia that came to mind the other day.    Actually it was Georgia O’Keeffe who visited.  Well, at least in my thoughts.   Sit back for a second and what comes to ...
  On The Subject of HistoryOnce AgainI am not sure I have posted about the subject of history.   Either way,  here it goes.  There are many quotes that relate to the subject and I like this one because it includes a word that I don’t recall previously seeing.  So that makes it memorable for me in...
 The California Roll. . .One Can Be Rather TastyThe Other - Not So Much It happened in a moment.  Certainly(and unfortunately) it is/was not an uncommon occurrence as one might expect.  While walking early Saturday, a car didn’t completely come to a stop at a stop sign but simply slowed down as i...
Chim-Chim-Cheree It doesn’t happen often but it occurs from time to time.  Thoughts of all sorts can be prompted by a mere mention of a song.   ActiveRain friend Nick Vandekar shows us this can be true when he shares well-known tunes as well as not-so-familiar ditties.  Isn’t ditty an interesting...
 On Labor DayAt times I catch myself thinking/saying “where is everybody going?”.  The idea of a “typical” 8-to-5 job has never been so typical for me.   If we are fortunate we find what “works” best for each of us.  However you spend this day or any day may it be fulfilling. The image in this po...

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