Category: Personal

Left to right: Monte, Earl, Paul Well, add another blogger to the list of those that I’ve met. Monte Stevens! Earl Moore, AKA, The Earl of Salisbury, joined us for some fine dining at The Olive Garden. We had a fine time of it. Heck, Monte even got to meet the now famous, Hobbs! Of course Hobbs, being the mean spirited dog that he was immediately overcome by Monte’s head scratching technique! We sat, talked, ate, and consumed nonalcoholic beverages…

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. ~Sir Authur Conan Doyle Yesterday, it was big relief to see the A/C repairman. My favorite guy, for that day anyway. After he fixed the A/C he came to the door expecting payment, which I gladly, ever so gladly tendered without hesitation. He was my hero for the day. I came back inside, put the receipt down, put the wallet down, and then went back…

As a preamble to this: We have had a record-breaking amount of heat and humidity this summer here in Charlotte, NC. Yesterday was 102 degrees! Ouch! They say that things happen in threes. I hope that that is the case: 1. Back in June, on a Sunday, our downstairs air conditioning unit went out. That day, it was about 90 degrees and a technician was able to come on Monday morning to fix it. It was a blown capacitor needed…

Feeling rather thankful today … How cool is that to be able to go for a walk every morning with my dog. To be able to walk! How cool is that to be able to hear the spirit-lifing cry of the hawk, daily, and the comforting sounds of a Mourning Dove’s coo on the same walk? To be able to hear. How cool is that to be able to see the sunlight scatter and form a rainbow in the mist…

A coworker of mine, Rhonda, gave me high praise today. She said: You are bad for this environment. Nice! Now, the rest of the story. I work for a large bank. Within this large bank is a large investment bank. The people inside of the investment bank are, shall we say, driven. It’s all about money, money, and making more money. Billions and billions of dollars. As a consequence of the importance of making these bazillions of dollars everything is…

Left to right: Adam, Jenny, Paul After your Tai Chi class on Thursday, Jenny, the lady in the middle, asked Adam and I to pose for a photo with her, each showing us in our stylish black shirts, as we are all part of the Mastery program now. We have given up our white shirts in favor of the black ones. Though, in looking back, I wonder what I was thinking. Perhaps I should have kept that nice, cool, white…

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