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 Three Strikes. . .The subject of strikes can move many images to the front of my brain. They bring back memories.  Lessons and experiences as well.  At least three and likely more stories could be told with a strike-related theme but it’s Saturday and I will share just one which was way back in ...
A Second BananaOn The First. . . Recently, Nina Hollander, Broker included a quote from Banana Yoshimoto in a post.  Although it is her pen name, Mahoka Yoshimoto is the second Banana that I have "come across" with the exception of some late-night sidekicks over the years. But, I digress. . .  Ac...
Beginnings And Endings. . .  While it’s not quite the end of the month, June 2021 is coming to a close.  Quickly as well as not so swiftly depending on ones perspective. Some may think “it’s finally here” or exclaim it’s yet another "gone-too-soon" moment.   Kinda like a discussion of endings and...
Why. . .   If “X” marks the spot where pirated treasure may be buried, what comes next?  Is it “Y”?  Or perhaps Why?   Why Oh Why.       In questions where “why?” is asked, understand answers are desired but sometimes there may be another motive.   Motive sounds a bit sinister so let’s use the wo...
 Timing. . .   Ah, timing.  Yes, again.  It’s a constant communication-starter, isn’t it?  It seems like it was yesterday as time was speeding quickly by us.  In fact, it was yesterday(or perhaps another day in the recent past) as one day came to a close and another burst onto the scene.  Was it ...
 Punny And Puny PonderingTake A Peony Path. . .Why I Ponder I admire those who can post something daily.  Or most days.  Even weekly.  Although I admit I do find the robo-posters to be a bit of a bewilderment. To each their own, right? I can be(err scratch that, have been) regular at it.  In the ...
Made You Look. . .  Over the years, we have learned about the importance of a post title.  And as we know, that is certainly true when it comes to making the best possible first impression.   This is true personally as well as when presenting a property on the market for sale.  It’s not bait and ...
 That Time I Threw AwayMy Keys. . .   Recently, I read a post by fellow ActiveRain member Joan Cox Those Mistakes Made Are Engraved In Your Brain.  It was certainly nod-worthy as examples of similar experiences of errors in life and real estate can often be found.   Of course, my brain brought ba...
  Post-Pandemic Pondering When I heard of its most recent arrival, I met the word pandemic with some pause.  This was not my first encounter hearing or seeing the term. This time it prompted perplexed and ponder-worthy thoughts unlike any previous time because I had changed.  Maybe it's time on t...
A Trip To The Library And The Very Hungry CaterpillarWith A Trip Down Memory Lane On May 27, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP wrote a post where she shared information about the death of author Eric Carle.  His name might not have registered at all with me but earlier that day, I had read his o...

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