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Of Bluebonnets, Flower Beds, and Politics

Years ago, I wrote a piece titled “A Blind Eye.” The title referenced humanity’s ability to turn a blind eye to the signs of something larger than themselves. Depending on your belief system, something larger than humans might refer to … Continue reading

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Gratefully Speaking

Here we go again, “What are five things you’re grateful for today?” The five things that come to mind are family, community, experiences, expectations, and well-being. I am blessed with the most wonderful family one can imagine. No, they are … Continue reading

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Assuming I Care

Today’s writing prompt is, “What do people incorrectly assume about you?” The title of this piece clearly states my first reaction to the question. And, while the title is a bit tongue in cheek, there is some truth in it. … Continue reading

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A Little Ambiguity?

The prompt for today’s blogger’s challenge is, “What do you like most about your writing?” Those friends and colleagues who know me well will not be surprised to read, the reaction in my head was something akin to, “whaaaaaat?’ Do … Continue reading

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Of Comfort Zones and Old Friends

Today I have been challenged to write about the last time I left my comfort zone. When I say challenged I must admit I would not have expressed my first thought in polite company. With a background such as mine, … Continue reading

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Of Hoarders, Opportunists and Reality

As many have reported in one form or another, the COVID-19 problem pushed some people a bit beyond common-sense approaches to preparation.  Of course, this is nothing new, just think back to how people have responded to impending hurricanes or … Continue reading

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Of Sausage Making and Politics

An old saying goes, “You don’t want to see how the sausage is made.”  The origin, and exact wording, of the adage, can be debated at length as an internet search will quickly attest.  Be that as it may, the … Continue reading

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Intelligent Stupidity?

If you think about it, human intelligence is a fascinating topic. For example, depending on the source consulted, there are eight to ten different ways of classifying one’s intelligence quotient. That is why some people can solve complex formulas in … Continue reading

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Language Games

Honesty starts with language.  No! It does not start with the language used. It starts with the way that language is used. For example, one might send a colleague an email stating, “I cannot believe you are so ******* dumb … Continue reading

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Eating an Elephant: The Media Circus

Given the title of this piece, one might wonder if it will be another op-ed about the media and the Republican Party. If that is a concern, rest assured, that would be akin to carrying sand to the beach. No, … Continue reading

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