Monthly Archives: November 2013

THANKSGIVING, A POEM

  Thanksgiving is the one American holiday that has it all. Parades and family gatherings, the big dinner and, of course, football. The clanging of pots and pans signal a busy kitchen with lots going on. Cooks across the country … Continue reading

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THE PRICE FOR BLACK FRIDAY MAY NOT BE SUCH A BARGAIN

Why is it in America so many elements of our culture become tainted by exploitation, excessiveness and the insatiable need to make lots of money?  I am as patriotic as the next guy, but I have personally witnessed the relentless … Continue reading

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SHOP TIL YOUR PAGE-TURNING FINGERS DROP!

You would think with the Internet going full throttle, the day of snail mail merchandise catalogs would be numbered.  Not!  Our Contributing Editor, Ron Carmean, is a catalog junkie.  In fact, there’s still plenty of junk, and good stuff, you … Continue reading

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WHAT ABOUT CHRISTMAS…EVERY 3 YEARS! HUH? HUH?

It is not fair that Christmas is upon us again…so soon!  And, as I talk about Christmas here, I use the term collectively to represent the entire holiday season regardless of your beliefs and what you personally celebrate. Let’s begin—and … Continue reading

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TEXTING…Where Your Fingers Do the Talking

Contributing Editor, Ron Carmean, continues to contribute.  On today’s blog, Ron has some observations about texting, which he was originally going to text, but I convinced him to write them down so they could appear in this blog.  Here’s Ron, … Continue reading

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HAGGLING FOR A HOUSE …or, have I been watching too much HGTV?

For some people, the buying process is all about the deal—not really about the product itself.  These folks would prefer to argue the purchase price of a loaf of bread despite their state of starvation.  I marvel at some car … Continue reading

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TRIPPING DOWN THE RED CARPET

I watched the County Music Awards on TV last week.  Televised award shows are a big deal in the USA.  We love to honor our popular performers, be they actors, singers, movie stars or television journalists.  We are especially happy … Continue reading

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A DOG IS NOT A CHILD

Contributing Editor, Ron Carmean, had a scare last week with his child…or was it with his dog?  Here’s Ron to tell you about it…. People without pets might not understand this.  Pet owners know a dog is a not a … Continue reading

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DIVING A CAR; LIVING A LIFE …SAME THING.

As I was driving to the store this morning, I got to thinking…about driving.  I doubt there isn’t any driver who doesn’t remember the first time he or she took the car out…alone!   Driving is one of the more incredible … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP! SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Crafty man that he is, Contributing Editor, Ron Carmean, takes over today’s blog to tell us about his trip to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.  I felt it was the fair thing to do… My wife and I have been going to craft fairs … Continue reading

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