Author: Paul

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Contraflow – That’s what they do to the highways when there is an evacuation event, as there was in Charleston yesterday. Normally, I-26, which I would drive from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC is a straight shot into Charleston, but not this Thursday and Friday. All lanes, both sides of the highway were outbound. The furthest east that you could get from Charlotte, along I-26, was Columbia. During my 12 years in Charlotte, this was the first time that I’ve…

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Well, there was rain forecasted, but it never quite happened, but it’s good to be prepared. 🙂

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I have no idea what his name is, but I pretty much know his schedule. We both arrive at the fountain, my half way point in my walk, at nearly the same time. Sometimes, he’s there a few minutes before I am and has assumed his relaxed position. Other times, I arrive before he does and he’ll pick a corner, get comfortable on the bench, and assume the position. Usually, this is around 8:00 AM, or so. He always arrives…

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I met Fernando, who is from Spain, when I worked at AIG. He’s been in the US for 30 years, speaks perfect English and even remembers a bit of his Spanish, though I have to help him with a word now and again. 😉 He’s very gracious to help me get better at speaking Spanish. We’ve taken to having lunch together at least once a month, more if possible. I wish that I had taken pictures of the place that…

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During this morning’s walk, I noticed several spiderwebs on various bushes, all saturated with dew. We haven’t had any appreciable amount of rain in several weeks, only hot weather, high humidity. The retention ponds are pretty low as well due to the heat and subsequent evaporation, but the ducks are making the best of it. It appears that the herons have moved on to find deeper water. Hopefully, now that summer is officially over, we can get some autumn-like weather…

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Tim is a friend of mine. We met about 5 years ago. He’s a confirmed geek and proud of it. He has a Star Trek magnet on each side of his jeep. He had a Bernie Sanders magnet on his jeep, too, which I tried diligently to remove and discard, but he kept busting me! 🙂 Since I’ve known him he’s been talking about writing this book and that, getting published, etc. He writes almost daily. Like most authors, he’s…

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