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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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Sometime around 2005, I started working with Rajesh Kumar, Raj, at Bank of America. Raj and I have always gotten along, right from the very start. After some years, he joined Toastmasters to work on his English and to get more comfortable doing public speaking. Eventually, he became a manager and had to speak in front of groups of people, mostly his team. Last year, I believe, he took an improv class and started doing improvisation. Immediately, he enjoyed improv…

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I was just looking back through some of my photos from Raj’s wedding. As a friend, I had the privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation. For the most part his nephew, Sid, helped him to get dressed, getting his hair just right, and whatever else he needed. He was a big help. It was fun watching Raj prepare for the wedding, get immigration papers ready, give directions to friends and relatives, etc. Normally, he’s pretty quiet –…

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My friend, and fellow blogger, Tom Dills came up with an idea that he wanted to try. He wanted to catch the Lynx light rail here in Charlotte, exit at each stop, take a few pictures, and then resume the journey. We’d tried to do this some weeks earlier, but couldn’t arrange our schedules. On Saturday, we got the chance. So, Tom, Don Brown, another one of our photographer buddies, and I got together, boarded the train, and set off…

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So, there I was, after work, minding my own business. Y’all know how I do! 😀 I was walking across the street and towards the boardwalk for a little quiet time, gazing at Lower Manhattan, waiting for the crowds to die down a little bit in the subway. From my left, I heard: Hey! Don’t forget to smile! I told her, no worries, it’s all good. I just finished the day and am headed for a bit of quiet time…

This post has been rolling around in my head for a while, but never found its way out. Then, today, I read Tom’s excellent post entitled: But, it’s on sale!. In his post he talks about marketing and buying more stuff, but he also talks about his, and his wife’s efforts to downsize. While I was in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I met a couple, Will & Karen. They were taking beginning Spanish. During our breaks, and sometimes after…

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