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 Observations, Things Overlooked And Other Occurrences. . .  I am a longtime observer.  Obviously, that has played a part in the time I have spent on ActiveRain over the years.  Although, not as much as before, I continue to check posts on a regular basis.  Of those I follow as well as members ne...
 The Revolving Door of Random Thinking I don’t know how it “works” for you.  Heck, I am unsure how it is processed each time it happens in my own brain but that’s a thought for another time.   It’s Friday.  And like any day of the week (I imagine) it’s good to find the fine print.   Maybe even a ...
 Pondering A PotionFor A Particular Kind Of Notion   The other day, I found myself out and about walking a bit later than usual.  It was early afternoon.  More people and activity than I might typically observe earlier in the day.  My midday trip was interrupted by a woman who approached me with ...
 May I Have The Definition?    There is certainly a lot going on in our world these days but a glimpse of an announcement that the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee was going to be broadcast yesterday caught my attention.  In recent years I remember it had been televised  on ESPN but this year t...
 Whether It’s Wiring or Wiles. . .    On Saturday, I finished the most recent book by Frank Bruni, The Beauty of Dusk.  Although I have read numerous books authored by Mr. Bruni along with countless opinion articles plus viewed many interviews with him, this is not a review. I recommend it of cou...
So I Wonder What Happens On The Fourth. . .    Fool me once.   Shame on you.  Fool me twice.  Shame on me.   We likely have heard the above saying and perhaps recall a quote attributed to author Stephen King who reportedly added “Fool me three times, shame on both of us”.  But then I wonder, what...
OpportunitiesFrom Obstacles The secret in life is to make every obstacle into an opportunity. Clarence Seedorf  I am quite fond of the word and concept of opportunity.  And with an increasing amount of time on this planet, the way it operates alongside obstacles can’t be ignored in my opinion.  I...
 Perhaps It's Pugilistic Pondering. . .  Surprise! Surprise! I make no claims of being a prize fighter. Most of the bouts I battle are with myself.  And outside any competitive arena.  That's likely true for most of us of us as stern self-talks, discussions within our own mind and other memorable...
Sixty-Some Days LaterA Look Back at the January 2022 ActiveRain Challenge  It was January 4 and I submitted my post for the January 2022 AR Challenge Things We Have Lost To The Internet.  As part of that event, Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES who co-hosted it with Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust S...
Marching ForwardWith Some Random Thoughts As We Welcome A New Month  Happy March.  It seems just a few weeks ago we said hello to February and now it’s time to do it again with the arrival of another month.   Well, this month will last a bit longer than the previous one so that's one change that ...

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