Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.

Geekdom

It occurred to me the other day that I might be some sort of a geek. That I really didn’t make the connection until now is puzzling. After all, we are known by the company we keep. It should have … Continue reading

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Solo …Floral Friday

It’s been a busy, hectic week, so I have been craving simplicity. This urge has carried over into the week’s project ideas. I want something sweet and simple yet still sophisticated. I also wanted the visually interesting floral elements to … Continue reading

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Opportunism Knocks

While skimming the news headlines of the day yesterday, the word “opportunists” popped into my mind. I then wondered how it came to be that we have so often allowed individuals who have demonstrated a conscious will to take advantage … Continue reading

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To Manifest

It’s still springtime for us in the Northern Hemisphere. We think of this portion of the year as the time for new beginnings and fresh inspiration. Many construction projects and creative ventures are started in the spring. We might think … Continue reading

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In Dialogue

Today’s post about dialogue dovetails with yesterday’s meanderings about civility. This is because civility is largely dependent upon fair, honest communication. In discussions about social norms, policy, and so on, all affected parties need to have a say and to … Continue reading

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More Thoughts About Civility

“Oh, if only Congress could pass a law that encourages civility in our country!” That’s what my young friend Jonathan exclaimed when I reminded him that May is National Civility Awareness Month. I couldn’t help but reply that one of … Continue reading

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Happy May Ray Day

As long as I can remember, I have not been a lover of the outdoors. It’s not that I dislike the great outdoors. I love to visit our national and state parks. I even like to walk the local hiking … Continue reading

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