Tag: NewDirection

I love looking at old family photos

Timing is everything.  As I was wondering what to blog about this week, I saw a FaceBook post from my brother, “I was such a cute baby…”  Seems random, right?  What nobody knows is that I recently came across some of his baby pictures and mailed them to him.  Obviously, he received them today. Do…
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Customer Service

I’m pretty sure I have written about this before, but I have had a fresh reminder this month. We are looking to get some work done on our house.  We started getting estimates back in August.  One guy came out, almost immediately, the others also came out pretty quickly after contacting them.  However, (of course,…
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Do we really have the “right-of-way?”

I was at Walmart today and saw a man almost get hit by a car that was backing up.  It was crazy.  I don’t think either one was really paying attention to their surroundings.  Yikes! I know the law says “pedestrians have the right-of-way,” but I would not walk out on a crosswalk into oncoming…
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Atten-shun!

I’ve probably mentioned, before, that I am an Army BRAT.    Have I ever mentioned that I am also a sloucher?  Not slacker!  Sloucher. (Is that a real word?)  Let’s put it this way, my posture could be better, and I only have myself to blame. When I was younger, my dad would come up behind…
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The kindness of strangers

I came across a first, for me, this week.  As I was heading into downtown Raleigh, for a meeting, I came to a major (like 5way, two lanes from each direction) intersection where the traffic light was out.  There was no police officer directing traffic.  Do you think I was a little nervous about sticking…
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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, http://www.uso.org/. 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, http://charlesgupton.com ) 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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