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  A Punctuation Predicament. . .  Earlier this month, I read a post by Leanne Smith. I admit it caused some discomfort.  It wasn’t anything to do with Leanne’s thoughts or the way she skillfully expressed them. However, the bigger subject had me digging deeper into the peculiarities of our langua...
01/15/2023
  Beyond Being ThereIt’s Not the Only Thing. . . “Being There” is not nearly enough for any marketing effort but it is a start.  That’s a beginning that introduces and plays a role in any competition. Real estate and all kinds of marketing can certainly be considered competitive.    I have discus...
01/08/2023
 Too Many and Too Much  Thinking in PasadenaAbout January SecondAsMonth Number OneOf 2023 Begins. . . First, on the first: things continue to happen.   For some, it's too many.  Sometimes, too much. Not enough too.  At times, they seem to combine. Too often.  Wherever you travel on life’s timelin...
01/01/2023
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  Before The First. . .  Here is the background: I read a challenge post entry about the do's and don'ts of ActiveRain by Andrea Bedard. My thoughts became a comment and now, this post.   The birth of posts is a part of AR. Their originations have been chronicled by me as well as by so many of yo...
12/28/2022
 The Gift of Presence. . .    What I've learned. Everyday life can continue to offer connections that link together things that may, at first, seem dissimilar.  It is not some sleight of hand that happens magically that makes them appear alike. However, some of these incidents can be surprising. ...
12/25/2022
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  Something SpeaksAnd Sometimes It Can Be Quite Simple. . .    That little voice speaks loudly at times.  And yet it can’t always be heard.  What makes us decide to do or even not to do something.  What speaks to you? Many things can seem like viable options as the search is explored. Selecting a...
12/19/2022
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 Isle Be Back Shopping on That Pondering AisleAnd Wondering AboutSong Titles That Start With "I'll". . .    Some background: As often mentioned in and outside ActiveRainLand, year-end is on the minds of many of us these days.  I admit to participating. Although this final month of 2022 may be hal...
12/16/2022
 Looking at The Bigger Picture. . .    It's about time: As the seconds become minutes and the minutes turn into hours, the end of the year continues to grow closer.  And once again, it’s coming much too quickly.   And speaking of time, maybe it’s time to take a step back and look at the bigger pi...
12/13/2022
 Random ReflectionsCan Happen Any Day  Some thoughts about randomness: Recently, I have observed and overheard the following while out and about: Is the World Cup over yet? Will campaigning of all kinds ever end? When will we get there? Such questions may reflect the reality of everyday life for ...
12/10/2022
 Maybe You Shouldn’tBe An ActiveRain Blogger. . .   This title may seem to be an unusual way to start a post about creating a successful blogging strategy on ActiveRain.  However, let’s face reality (at least my version) and a part of that truth is I see the world as a big place.      What we kno...
12/07/2022
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