Author: Paul

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Yesterday was my last day at Bank of America. I’m between jobs at the moment, for 10 days. At this moment, I’m in Sparta, NC. Until sometime yesterday morning, I had no idea that I’d be here. You see, I had a plan to drive the entire length of The Blue Ridge Parkway, a goal. As the time came near to do that, I started to get a bit anxious. How much per day was going to drive? Where would…

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As I was looking through a few of the photos that I took while I was in Ohio, recently, I came upon this one. I thought about how simple and complicated cameras have become. In one manner, they can be point-and-shoot. In another way, they have have menu systems that are so complex as to enable one to become quite lost. I remember this young lady wanted to take a photo of a couple of people that I assume were…

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This handsome fellow is “Baby Dale”. Anyone who is a friend of my niece Venus knows who this is. She posts, it seems, every minute of his life on Facebook. Vanessa has a thing for him too, but I’m not jealous … well, at least not much. This morning as I was out walking in the wonderful temperatures of a northern Ohio August, I was noticing the light, specifically the soft, diffuse quality of the light. By 9:00 AM, the…

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You have no choice. Even if you tell me that you’re going to quit, you’ll have to do this until you quit. ~”Jim” A few months ago we had a shake-up in our department, which is nothing unusual at this company. They replaced a couple levels of management in an, as usual, failed attempt to make things run “better” – in other words, do more with less. The first thing that this new management did was basically decimate our department…

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Nope. It’s not a typo. I realize that the b and v keys are right next to each other, but I assure you, it’s sailor talk rather than fancy fingers. This weekend, I got to participate in one of Vanessa’s passions: Sailing. You see, a few weeks ago, she bought a Sunfish, a small sailing vessel. Since that time, I’ve learned of such terms as: tacking, jib, jibe, and that a rope is called a line when it’s attached to…

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I don’t know why, but from the time that I was a child, I heard that when it is raining and the sun is shining at the time time then that meant that the devil was beating his wife. Well, I guess that he was not too happy with his wife today because for about 10 minutes the sun was shining and the rain was falling. I hope that she’s OK. OK – My first bilingual post! It says the…

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