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Unintended Consequences

On August 21st, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by

soda bottlesI get it. You want people to be physically healthy for a myriad of reasons: quality of life; lower insurance/medical expenses that leads to a better financial security; and reduced costs on support services to those who might otherwise be taxing the system(s) that provide for the infirm. Personally and corporately, healthy people are better for the communities in which we live. Read more »

On August 14th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

blank name tagI was speaking with a confidant the other day — i.e., someone you can confide in, someone you trust with secrets that, if leaked to the world, would embarrass you and your family for generations. In other words, this person knows stuff that no one else knows, like the time that…never mind. Read more »

The Real Pioneers

On August 7th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

covered wagonsI often think about our pioneers. I mean the real pioneers. As an example, take the “way-back” machine to the days when people were determining what foods could be eaten. Can you imagine? Read more »

man holding iphoneWhat does one get for a 10-year anniversary gift? Well, traditional giving acknowledges that tin or aluminum is the norm. Tin? Aluminum? Tenth anniversaries are a long way from the gold of 50 or the diamond of 75, but tin? Oh, well. I’m sure Tiffany’s can do something with tin or aluminum and charge an arm and a leg for it. Such is the world of capitalism. I love it.   Read more »

pink baby shoesMy 2-year-old granddaughter can’t put on her shoes very well. That’s putting it kindly. She’s a bull-headed little tyke, though, so she perseveres until I can’t stand it any longer and give her a “help-me-up.” That’s usually a couple of minutes into the ordeal, because we need to be somewhere. Time available is in inverse proportion to her bull-headedness. Read more »