There Is No ShortageOf Things Where We Can B!tch But... Given the recent use of the word as a noun, I would like to address the subject as a verb.  You may prefer to call it complain, gripe or whine.  One need not travel far to find grumblings and groanings taking place all around us.  You know,...
   Now A Word About Nerd Immunity. . . Although it seems many have suddenly graduated from medical school while never growing weary from late night study sessions or without years of residency - all in a time frame much shorter than a blink of an eye.   For the record, I am not a medical doctor n...
 And Then The Phone Rang. . .  Although issues of the day on ActiveRain can cause frustration and may be out of our control, that doesn’t eliminate the constant chatter on the subject.  This extends far beyond AR into many, if not all, areas of social media and in the real world.   That said, thi...
Pasadena January 1, 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade Canceled Rose Bowl Football Game Still Possible  After a Zoom Class this afternoon, July 15, 2020, I learned the Tournament of Roses Parade which is held each January will be canceled for 2021 due to the impact of the coronavirus.  The announcem...
 Interpretation And Our RoleHamilton.  The Vote.  Our Local Mission.  It was July 11, 7-11 and this past Saturday.  It had become a warm day after my early morning walk which had taken place under an overcast sky.  It seemed to be an ideal pondering time if such a thing might exist.   I began to ...
A Glimpse Through The Gates The other day as I turned the corner of a familiar street  I saw it.  A gated property.    Its entrance is covered with vines.  This time the gate was open and I was able to see a glimpse inside.  Not overgrown but definitely plentiful.  Actually it was wonderfully lan...
  The Upcoming Weekend   We welcome another weekend.  For some it begins on Friday. Maybe even Thursday.  For others, it may start on Saturday.  Of course, there will be those who respond:  "what weekend?" and continue with their normal everyday routine.    A weekend may seem shorter in length th...
  And As May Draws To A Close Some Random Thoughts  It's May 26 and although this month still has days left to experience, it is definitely inching its way towards June.  Each month is comprised of many special days and events which range from obscure to commonly known.   My email inbox has remin...
 When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Annoyances   I remember when I first started wearing glasses.   It was particularly memorable because it was the same year that my experience with orthodontia and the onset of puberty each made their initial appearance.  Being an eleven-year-old boy is not ...
 Yes, It's Different But I Have Become More Acquainted With Change Each And Every Moment And That Continues  Yes, the world is experiencing a lot of changes but that's not that much different than in years past.  When it comes to time we might include centuries, scores and decades as we look at c...

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