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A Typical Book ReviewSurely You Jest. . . When I first read the announcement of this month’s contest, I knew I wanted to participate but the “how” in achieving it would be another story.  Some thoughts and the assembling of parts have come together as this post is now “ready”.   More or less.   I...
A Comparative Advantage. . . I dare not go to any discussion of Economics.   There are far more informed people on the topic(and countless other subjects).  The other day, I read an article and comparative advantage was mentioned.  It was a distant memory but it was kinda nice to recognize a term...
That Trip To The ThesaurusAnd Beyond. . .     If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.  George Bernard Shaw  I am not sure when I first knew of this quote but I did recall previously seeing it as it recently reappeared for...
 Pondering Queries. . .  Questions are asked.  Answers are provided.  Pontification begins.  Random thoughts and many aspects of randomness enter the picture.  Maybe even a cloud and then a crowd appear with a twist of arithmetic in the mix. There is too much "going on".   Or so it seems.Division...
 Lessons Learned And Taught. . .   Sometimes the differences are truly transparent.  Lessons are learned and teaching moments are taught.  Sometimes these occurrences seem to exist simultaneously.   It is not so unusual to see examples where one plays the part of the pupil as well as the educator...
 A Wedding In Skokie. . .   I am not sure what brought forth that memory but there “it” was.  I am pretty sure it was August but I am positive it was 1985 and it had been quite the year.  It was also a year where I was twice a member of a wedding party.  Not so unusual for a person in his twentie...
 And So It Goes. . .    Expected surprises along with definite possibilities.  Ah, yes - oxymorons.  Like so many things, they are a part of life.  And yes, they happen each month. Without fail.   Now as one month ends and another begins, we are reminded of things experienced as well as things ye...
 There’s Always TimeUntil. . . I am thankful for the introduction of the concept of smile landmarks that are a part of our world if we choose to “see” them.  While I am not sure of the exact date when I first learned of them, I do remember that it was Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel who first ...
GingerbreadAnd An Architectural Recipe. . .When I initially read about the July 2021 AR Challenge - Savory Stories, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to participate.  Share recipes?   Well, that’s not exactly a big part of my life but, hey, I could certainly read what others might share.  And ...
 On Organization. . .   Whether it be thoughts, places or the many other things that can come to my mind, the topic of organization is one that cannot always be so neatly arranged, assembled and classified.  Each of us may have a fool-proof system that works for us.  And the “us” component is imp...

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