Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

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

Consistency

The professionals we trust use checklists. For instance, surgeons tick the boxes so as to avoid forgetting to do routine procedures. Airplane pilots have checklists to ensure that mechanical and safety features are accounted for. Without checklists, ┬ájobs that are … Continue reading

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Simply Clean …Floral Friday

Clean, simplicity is a quality to admire. This concept has morphed into a personal craving during the early summer, this year. Maybe it’s is due, in part, because of the clutter of major current events and general feelings of frustration … Continue reading

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Respectable

During this year’s political campaign season, we’re going to be inundated with seemingly endless advertising about this or that politician’s respectability. We will once again be subjected to a peculiar form of narcissistic speech and behavior that has long been … Continue reading

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Dog Days Of Summer

The easy availability of weather-related channels on the Web has changed the way I view the four seasons–particularly the summertime. I’ve been regularly viewing a YouTube channel called “Direct Weather”. The young man who hosts the videos does a good … Continue reading

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The Truth

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”–Winston Churchill If you’ve ever decided to walk the path that leads to non-subjective truths and your relationship to the … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Freedom

I feel all jazzed up and patriotic after this weekend’s Independence Day celebrations. There were over the top proclamations of freedom seemingly every time I turned around. As we begin a new work week in the wake of freedom-selling, this … Continue reading

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Life Energy

The brush had just been loaded with exterior white paint and was ready for a few more strokes on the window frame. I felt a very slight tickle on the back of my left hand. A white butterfly had alighted … Continue reading

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