Category Archives: Hometown

Thoughtlessness

There are few things as infuriating than finding litter on the yard. At a minimum, each morning, I discover a beer can, or liquor bottle, or fast food packaging. Picking it up has become so routine that I crafted my … Continue reading

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Ceiling Fans In My Life Or Not

The central air conditioning in dad’s empty old house does not work at all. The windows are few and inefficient in design. So while doing routine cleaning chores, I must resort to two ceiling fans to circulate the air. If … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement

Earl Nightingale was the first mass media voice of reason I ever heard regarding self-improvement. He offered concrete, non-woo tidbits of helpful information that anybody could understand and put to use. I was initially exposed to Nightingale the first time … Continue reading

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Encouragement

The general manager at one of the companies that employed me circulated a memo regarding encouragement. In it, he stated that he did not believe in providing it. Since the employees were engaged in a profession that we chose and … Continue reading

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Happy Grandparents Day

Today we have one of those few holidays that was not dreamed up to sell stuff to us. National Grandparents Day was first promoted by Marian and Joseph McQuade of West Virginia. The couple had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 … Continue reading

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More Personal Pictures

Every so often I remember to file away images in my photo files that are stored on the laptop. While sorting them into categories, I also set a few aside to share with the public. As always, it was difficult … Continue reading

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Something About Enthusiasm

I normally cut the grasses in the yard myself, but I haven’t been able to do so because of a back injury. So, yesterday I hired a man and his two sons to do the work. The family normally cuts … Continue reading

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