Category Archives: Meanderings

Discovering Consolation

When I get tired of the critics’ condemnations of the flaws of our civilization I need to close down the Internet and take a slow, leisurely stroll outdoors. The weather doesn’t necessarily need to be calm and sunny to provide … Continue reading

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Blah Blah Blah

The interjection, “blah blah blah” is becoming as common as “kinda”, “OK”, and “uh” in everyday conversation. Blah blah blah is basically filler that substitutes for actual content and information. We are living in a very talkative world. Information comes … Continue reading

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IMHO

In my humble opinion, I never used to think of myself as opinionated. This belief was revealed to be false after remembering the maxim, “Birds of a feather flock together”. Since a great many of my friends and associates have … Continue reading

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To Die Laughing

Jorge said, “While a Mexican was doing a magic trick he said ‘uno, dos,”..’ then disappeared without a trace.” The pun was only mildly amusing, but coming from my Mexican-heritage friend gave it a funnier twist that triggered the laughing … Continue reading

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Sweet Silence

As I waited for my favorite stray to approach for his kibble, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of noise. Even the mysterious, ever-present outdoors hum was gone. My tinnitus was absent. I looked down at the sidewalk and noticed … Continue reading

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Jumbo Size

A few days ago, my friend Andy and I decided to eat a Japanese style lunch. Both of us were famished so we skimmed the menu to see how much food we could get for our dollars. We decided to … Continue reading

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Reticent

My friend Jonathan brought up the topic of reticence yesterday. He mentioned that he is more of an extrovert than I am. I mentioned that when I was Jonathan’s age, I had an even  more reticent personality. I was told by … Continue reading

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