Author: Paul

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When people travel and they return, there seems to be quite a bit of conversation about the food that they had while on vacation, whether that be in New York, Mexico, Australia, or Bangkok. Somehow, the conversation turns to food. 🙂 Now, I am not about to talk about something high brow, like filet mignon, or sautéed duck breast and the perfect wine. Nope! I’m talking about the yard bird, in particular, fried chicken! When Vanessa and I were in…

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Hidden in the bustling metropolis that is Marion, NC there is a restaurant named Bruce’s Fabulous Foods. Even though Marion is some 100 miles from Charlotte, I’d heard, on more than one occasion about this iconic institution. I’m sure that they’ve also heard about it in places like Asheville, NC and as far north as Huntersville, NC. 😀 If I remember correctly, the first place that I heard it was from my friend, Tom Dills. Tom had mentioned that each…

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A few weeks ago while I was having some work done on my house, I remarked to Shane, one of the carpenters about his skill. At the time, he was standing on the top rung of a ladder (where it warns you not to stand), holding a piece of moulding, making a 45 degree cut with his battery powered circular saw, and talking to me at the same time. He put the piece in place and it fit damned near…

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Before I say what I want to say, know that I have nothing at all against Carl Icahn, or what he said to the AIG CEO … nothing at all. There’s no rich guy hateration going on here. Dude’s a billionaire, wants more, owns a percentage of AIG, and his words carry weight! That said, I’d never been so close to the fire as now. Back and October, Carl Icahn, activist investor and corporate raider who made his billions by…

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Walking is one of the things that Vanessa and I like to do together. It’s fun. It’s healthy, and we can have conversations while doing it, unlike watching a movie or reading. In February, I bought a couple of FitBits. One for me and one for her. As she lives pretty far away and it’s not practical for us to walk together everyday, we at least can use our FitBits to provide a little bit of healthy competition and incentive…

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There’s nothing quite like a little hide and and seek on a warm, spring afternoon, right?. So, why not do it?! I was walking down a small greenway near my home when I saw movement on a tree trunk. It was a skink darting back between the gap in bark of the tree. I stopped, focused my camera and waited, hoping to catch him the next time that he came out … and I waited … and I waited, but he…

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