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  Am I Forked?My Entry for the ActiveRain June Challenge. . .   Admittedly, I don't usually participate in sharing recipes. That said, I have been known to dish out lots of things over the years as part of the offerings on the AR buffet of posts. For a while, I served community spotlights along w...
06/10/2024
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  And So It GoesA Take on the May ChallengePreviously on the Inside, Now Looking at Things a Bit Differently . . .   The recent news about NAR has caused much talk in the blogosphere on this and similar forums. Articles, reports and opinions aplenty in the everyday world can inform as well as con...
05/10/2024
 That Finial MomentFor What It's Worth. . .  On this last day of April, I am remembering an experience from earlier this month.  Effective communication is enhanced by careful listening and the ability to recognize a glazed look.  Each of us comes to any point in life with different knowledge. Al...
04/30/2024
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Time Flies AgainAs Another AR Anniversary Arrives I have said it before.  Likely you have as well.  Mere minutes turn into hours. Then, days into weeks. After that, those months transform to years.  Then the decades can become life-long memories. All too fast.  Yes, time flies in ways that seem f...
03/30/2024
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Pooh PonderingRemembering Blustery Days Although I wouldn’t describe our relationship as close, I knew of the adventures of Winnie the Pooh as a child.   My younger sister had a book, maybe more than one, but beyond the basic storyline, I wasn’t that aware of much else.   Literature can be quite ...
03/20/2024
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 on March 14Pies, Pi Plus How They Connect There are many things tossed about on the ActiveRainLand playground. Kinda like life where various choices are constantly thrown our way. Once I moved on from a career in real estate sales, I learned the industry observer professional profile option was ...
03/14/2024
 That Thing About Quotes. . .Super Tuesday Thoughtsto Ponder and to Question. . .  Today in California our election primary will be held.  Super Tuesday, as it is known, will be held for more than a baker's dozen other states too. Campaigning can certainly conjure up an abundance of words.  And a...
03/05/2024
Testing Patience and Participation As Pondering Continues. . .  My first thought when the February ActiveRain Challenge was announced in a post by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! was that it was interesting but likely not one where I would participate.  I have entered (and not entered) many AR ch...
02/29/2024
 Thursday Food for Thought. . .  It was about fifteen years ago (before joining ActiveRain) when I became a Facebook member.  I wasn’t sure how I would fit in.  After all, telling tales and talking about myself was not exactly in my wheelhouse. I chose a different path.  Not by sharing my deepest...
02/22/2024
  Pondering in ProcessAn Anatomy of a Post Not Yet Completed. . .  Dreaming may bring visionary thoughts to fruition.  Thinking beyond that peaceful getaway can prompt possibilities. Even when that drowsy escape is temporary, pondering and wondering can expand my inner dialogue.  There need not b...
02/12/2024
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Your source for real estate information in the San Gabriel Valley and northeast communities of the city of Los Angeles including: Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Duarte, Bradbury, Azusa, Glendora, Claremont, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge as well as Highland Park, Monterey Hills, Eagle Rock, Mt Washington, Montecito Heights, Glassell Park and Sagamore Park.