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Who are we looking up to?

I may have written about this before, but with the recent headline I saw about Lady Gaga smoking pot on stage – well, frankly – I was surprised.  I didn’t read the article, but isn’t pot illegal (except for maybe medicinal reasons in some states)?  How can a celebrity (or anyone, for that matter) do […]

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I’m seeing a lot about the USO lately

I’m surprised at the number of people who have never heard of the USO!  I guess being an Army BRAT I was always familiar with it.  In case you don’t know, the United Service Organization exists to support our military and their families.  Here is the “official” link, Lately, here in NC, the USO […]

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Backwards Thinking

Wednesday morning, 9:30ish, I was in a hurry to get out the door.  I had just emptied the water pitcher and the filter needed to be replaced.  No time like the present.  It will only take a minute.  A couple of minutes later, after many attempts to put the lid back on the pitcher (with […]

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What’s your major?

It’s that time of year again.  Colleges have started.   Some high schools have started, or will be starting soon.  A friend of mine (Charles Gupton, ) posted the following article on his Facebook page and I thought it was important information and relevant to many of the people I know, so I am posting it […]

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I try to stay away from politics

This is a hot topic this year and it leads to some heated discussions.  Even trying to remain (publicly) neutral isn’t safe, as someone with a strong opinion may take the neutral position as disagreeing with them.  I do have my thoughts on the topic and some people know them, but I try to stay […]

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Your cheatin’ heart (PG13)

I read an interesting FB post link yesterday.  I think it was titled, “Why married men don’t cheat” or some such thing.  I skimmed it, as Jim and I discuss this every now and again, when we hear about some celebrity affair/divorce.  I just don’t understand what people don’t get – once you’re committed to […]

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Why is it that some people don’t seem to understand responsible financial management?!

For a while there was a high school math class, Personal Finance, that actually showed you how to manage your money.  Things like how to keep a checkbook, pay your bills, what bills you should have, the estimated cost of things, SAVING money, budgeting, credit cards, are all important things.  Is this not offered anymore?  […]

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Why are you yelling?

Have you noticed that some people are just yellers?  Not necessarily all the time, mostly when they get perturbed. I was in the car with my 4yr old granddaughter the other day and we were talking about how bossy people don’t have a lot of friends.  She was telling me she had to yell at […]

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Am I being Cautious or Paranoid?

I love being outside and doing yard work.  I have planted (with help from my dad) most of the landscaping at most of the houses we’ve lived in.  I live to be outside – on a warm sunny day. Some of you have heard that I stepped in two hornet’s nests in two weeks, and […]

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Are you speaking the same language?

 How many of you are familiar with “The Five Love Languages” books by Gary Chapman?    I highly recommend them.  The quick info goes like this, everyone has a love language… Words of Affirmation Quality Time Receiving Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch Do you know yours?  Mine is Physical Touch – grin. The idea being, […]

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