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True Success

“May you be so successful that people attribute all kinds of things to you that you never actually said!” ~Albert Einstein But seriously…  May you know and live out the purpose for which you were made. “Many are the plans in … Continue reading

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How Animals Teach Us to be Human

Part One The animals I’ve loved have taught me far more than I’ve taught them. For example: Animal behaviorists say that cats are loners. And this is sometimes mistaken for proof that cats don’t care. False. I know this because … Continue reading

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Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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Writing – Self-Publishing and Self-Doubt

Originally posted on Andrew's View of the Week:
I suffer from writing self-doubt.  In fact, I just googled, ‘self-doubt’ to make sure I spelled it right, was using the right word and confirm that it is hyphenated. At the…

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Old Technology Repurposed

Isn’t it great how old tech can be repurposed? For example, this 1995 landline telephone is now a state-of-the-art RoboCall Receiving Device! (Just to clarify: this is me being snarky. It’s either that or punch a very large hole in my … Continue reading

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The Most Momentous Day of the Year! (Or Not)

February 2nd is Groundhog Day*, a day which reminds the world that Americans still dominate the very pinnacle of absurdity: People in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (from an old Native American word meaning “white men are weird”) wear top hats, speak an incomprehensible … Continue reading

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Fun With Nature: Terns

Terns, seabirds of the same family as gulls, are extremely selective in their pairings, prompting Charles Darwin to coin the phrase, “One good tern deserves another.” Known for their distinctive sound, “kee-WAH,” terns are particularly fond of eating sand eels, … Continue reading

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