Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

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

Here Are Some Snapshots Today

Most people of a certain age and older have some sort of boxes filled with old snapshots that were never mounted into photo albums or were in older albums but were removed for one reason or another. The box might contain … Continue reading

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A Positive Attitude?

People, in general, are attracted to the positive thinking movement because they see it as a tool to help them achieve a goal or to acquire something. This sort of motivation is all well and good. However, that is not … Continue reading

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It’s Chili Time

Cooler, wetter weather, colorful trees, and longer nights bring on some of the best days of the year. It’s when a large steaming bowl of chili really hits the spot. Of course there is no real chili season, it can … Continue reading

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Dresser Top …Floral Friday

During routine housekeeping this week, I cleared off the dresser top to clear away the dust. That’s when I decided to streamline the stuff from it. It was time to consider a few options. The decorative hand towel was to … Continue reading

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Theft By Finding (Review)

I noticed David Sedaris’ latest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002, on the shelf and knew instantly it had to come home with me. I didn’t even bother to open it for a sample. Sedaris’ writing has never let me down. … Continue reading

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Theft By Finding (Review)

I noticed David Sedaris’ latest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries1977-2002, on the shelf and knew instantly it had to come home with me. I didn’t even bother to open it for a sample. Sedaris’ writing has never let me down. I … Continue reading

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Information Overload

My friend Jorge remembers when he could sit down with a news magazine or the nightly newscast and find out the most important events of the day. It was like taking a drink out of a water fountain. My friend … Continue reading

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