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 I Wonder About LegacyMy July 2024 AR Challenge Entry I have some ambivalence with the word legacy.  Putting that aside for this post, I think sending/receiving a letter can be impactful.   Admittedly, I no longer participate in letter-writing.  Indecipherable penmanship has become apparent. Perh...
Beyond -30-A Memory from Long Ago. . .  Today is June 30, 2024.  More than the end of the month, 30 brings back a distant memory.   Specifically, the term -30- which I first learned in a high school journalism class.  I had long wanted to take the class, but it was an elective that didn’t fit int...
It’s How Things Have Always Been DoneA Different Interpretation Of Seven Words Never To Say Earlier this month, I finished a book by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Be Useful.  It isn't a typical reading category for me. However, I finished it quickly and it provided a couple of good takeaways, an idea th...
  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...
  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...
 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...
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...
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 ...
 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 ...
 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...

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