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Going Paperless

I’m neurotic, I’ll admit it, notoriously missing nothing, so when a kid walked into Starbucks with a stream of toilet paper peering from his pant leg, you know I had to tell him. As he stood perusing the pastries appearing … Continue reading

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Blog Life 5 Years Running

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! WordPress is so thoughtful…. especially when it asks for its annual 29 bucks, as they put it, to be part of the team.  Team this, I always say, as I haul out AmEx. I think they … Continue reading

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Being Prolific

I’m often called prolific, but unbeknownst to me, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a good writer, just a constant one churning out what, very well, could be considered crap on a daily basis. Prolific 1 (of a plant, animal, or … Continue reading

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A Word Please

 Ken – a noun meaning – one’s range of knowledge or sight; awareness, perception, vision, understanding…being within one’s grasp. Comprehension, realization, appreciation, consciousness – to put it simply – it’s what you know. It’s a word you don’t hear much, … Continue reading

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May I Have A Word With You?

Every once in a while a word flies out of my mouth when I wonder, where the hell did that come from. I found myself telling a friend he had a lot of gravitas. He gave me a funny look … Continue reading

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A Way With Words

Churlish: an adjective suggesting rudeness in a mean-spirited and surly way…ill-mannered, ill-bred, discourteous, impolite, unmannerly, uncivil, unchivalrous; inconsiderate, uncharitable, surly, sullen. Here’s what tickles me…its opposite…POLITE. It came up in a comment I made to my friend David Stewart greenwalledtower.wordpress.com … Continue reading

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New Year Expectations

We’re embarking on a brand new year. Like everyone, I look to it like a clean, white canvass. 2014 certainly wasn’t a fruitful one for me, but being a optimist one time removed, I have faith in the coming one. … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Manhattan

My new strategy when I can’t sleep is to just get up and write. If I don’t, I lie there visited by demons who just don’t know when to shut-up. It’s as if you’re mother was visiting. Suddenly you hate … Continue reading

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Kindness Knows No Shame

Kindness Knows No Shame is from the tune, As, from Songs In The Key of Life by Stevie Wonder. It’s a poetic passage that resonates every time I hear it. I remind myself of it often when someone misinterprets something … Continue reading

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500 Free And Clear

Today marks my 500th essay on WordPress. If you told me a year and a half ago I’d end up penning that many I would have laughed for sure. Seems I’ve fooled even myself. What I can honestly say about … Continue reading

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