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 And Another. . .In some ways, it doesn’t seem as if another year has passed.  But the calendar says it’s true.  It was one year ago today that I posted about joining AR on March 30, 2010.   And now, it’s eleven years.  The subject makes my mind wonder and wander about anniversary gifts.   Not th...
 One Leg At A Time. . . Easy guys, I put my pants on just like the rest of you - one leg at a time.  Except when my pants are on, I make gold records.  Bruce Dickinson  Idioms may not always be on friendly terms with me but they are certainly a companion that I can call on to remind me of the hum...
Cursive.  Foiled Again.   I don't recall receiving a penmanship award in school but thought my handwriting was good enough.  It was more-than-legible and that counts for something, right?With an increasing dependence on electronic communication, the practice of cursive handwriting has certainly d...
 Although, I think of myself as somewhat introverted and don’t mind being alone, I have been involved in all sorts of group activities over the years.   From the early days of school to career-related events with all kinds of personal associations thrown in.  I was thinking of groups recently as ...
Buh Bye Normal  On Aisle Nine. . .  Another press release has informed me that normal is being eliminated.  Yes, Unilever, the international company known for all kinds of products from I Can't Believe It’s Not Butter to Ben and Jerry’s and far, far beyond issued a press release last week.  In ca...
  Murph, Morph And MirthMidWeek Musings It’s a rare but much needed rainy morning in Southern California.  At least near me.  Weather can change.  Just like life.  In an instant.  And sometimes it’s evolutionary.   I am not sure when I first heard about Murphy’s Law but it is something that makes...
 Cause, EffectAnd Just Because  I have been thinking.  Again.  Things happen.  Stuff too.  Some of which can be easily explained as well as those occurrences which may prompt a question like “what’s up with thaaaat?”.  When confronted with such thoughts I have been known to wander off in the dire...
  The Cowlick ConundrumThere are indications that things are beginning to take on a certain sense of normalcy even while it remains anything but business-as-usual.   And as far as normal goes, a haircut certainly qualifies as far as I am concerned. In Los Angeles County, we have been subjected to...
 Mismatched ShoesI admit it’s not an issue for me on most occasions.  Thankfully.    But let’s look at situations where a mismatch might be more common.  It definitely happens in real estate and in real life.  A connection that might be “just fine” under different circumstances  results in a mix ...
 X Marks The SpotAnd So Much MoreSure, we have heard that  “X” marks the spot.  But it marks so much more.   Views from the extreme can be used to make a point.  And then there are “X” games.  Too much of the same?  Perhaps.   Exclamation points definitely have a place.  And it’s not always at th...

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