Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

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

The Three L’s

At the Target store the other day, I saw an end-cap, close-out display of wall decor. There was an entire shelf filled with “Live Laugh Love” plaques. I smiled at the rack of merchandise because the main purpose for my … Continue reading

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How Insulting!

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” The quote from the British statesman John Bright appeared in my Facebook newsfeed this week. The short quip about a current American politician was so spot on that I had to … Continue reading

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Pondering Dragons

The only biologically factual dragons are Komodo Dragons, which are large, very fierce lizards that we should leave alone. While these creatures are interesting from a scientific viewpoint, Komodo Dragons are not what most people think of when they encounter … Continue reading

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Public Service

One of the most humbling and heartwarming aspects of my former work in media was the position of public service director. The job required me to canvass the communities in our station’s primary signal reach area and reach out to … Continue reading

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I Wonder About Hostility

It’s the elephant in the room that is on our minds and not well-hidden these days–hostility. Of course, people have been hostile as long as there have been people. It ebbs and flows throughout civilizations. It causes wars, genocide, and … Continue reading

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Do Your Dream

Motivational speakers, writers, and their courses are members of a billion dollar industry. Whether you want career advancement, dating success, or manifestation of dreams, there are dozens of options today. It’s easy to get trapped into chasing after the latest … Continue reading

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Vase Fillers …Floral Friday

The idea of placing items inside of clear glass vases is a very old one and is a way to create an attractive decorative accent. There are the standard glass “marbles” that are usually pearlescent. Other items work well too, … Continue reading

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