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 The Dog Days. . .  Yes, on this thirty-first day, the dog days of August may be coming to a close but the puppy tales and the many memories we experienced need not end.  They can become a part of us.   Like every month, we are responsible for that.  And regarding memories, here is a quote that k...
 A Is For AcceptanceAnd A Whole Lot More. .  In my time here, I have written about all sorts of “A” related-words.  We definitely meet many type A people in real estate and real life but today I am thinking of acceptance.  I have already addressed Attitude and Adjustment.  Anomalies, Alliteration...
What’s In A Name. . .Names have recently been on my mind.  Specifically baby names and the choices that make their appearance known.  And likely far before the delivery by that stork at the intended destination.     Years ago, I remember when I first heard the name of the new addition to a client...
 Washing Ones Hair AndThe Meaning Of Priorities. . .   At the risk of dating myself once again with a reference that may have never been known;  the book, the musical(and later, the movie) South Pacific came to mind.  It all comes together for me when hair-washing and priorities connect in an odd...
Constructing Thoughts. . .Raising Some Issues On ConstructionNew And OtherwisePlus Being Local I think it is evident that differences - noticeable as well as those not-so-easily-identifiable are a part of life.  How many times can I possibly compare real life and real estate? There have been seem...
  About Allowances. . . Well that’s a subject that can prompt many reactions, isn't it? Far beyond real estate and even real life.    When it comes to allowances - we may be the one providing or receiving them.  Monetarily(fiscally) and perhaps physically too. We make allowances for things, circu...
A Different WizardBehind The CurtainNow It’s Really Time ForThat Visit to Aahs! While some may wish to seek the identity of what is beyond “the curtain” there are those who can delight in more ordinary adventures.  Yes, it truly takes all kinds.  And the definition of what “it” is could be explor...
 Pondermust. . .   Wanderlust has been defined as the strong desire to travel.  Maybe ponderlust is that desire to wonder.  Perhaps while wandering.    With a bit of re-imagining of that initial idea, I think the word pondermust may deserve a place in my vocabulary. Not just a desire or a suggest...
A Typical Book ReviewSurely You Jest. . . When I first read the announcement of this month’s contest, I knew I wanted to participate but the “how” in achieving it would be another story.  Some thoughts and the assembling of parts have come together as this post is now “ready”.   More or less.   I...
A Comparative Advantage. . . I dare not go to any discussion of Economics.   There are far more informed people on the topic(and countless other subjects).  The other day, I read an article and comparative advantage was mentioned.  It was a distant memory but it was kinda nice to recognize a term...

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