Tag Archives: Personal

Not A Dry Ice In The House – A Brief History Of Poor Decision-Making

My wife’s birthday is later this week and after all these years the question gets more challenging as each one approaches…what to get Kathy this time around. Inspiration came in the form of something that happened over the weekend. The … Continue reading

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Collections Has Christmas Too

My wife has been employed in the world of biz-to-biz Collections for over twenty years now. The essence of her job is to collect as much money as possible in as timely a manner as possible so her employer can … Continue reading

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Christmas Is For The Innocent

(Image Credit New York Daily News) Several years ago I came across this story published in the New York Daily News by Karen Zautyk. She is a former Editorial Board member there who originally wrote this for her father John. … Continue reading

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Walking Hopefully Into Winter

(Image Credit Mark Burgess/Egmont Publishing/The Best Bear In All The World) As I walk into winter…random, hopeful observations along my trail as the days get colder…but also longer. A thought or two about the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise. … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorations Knew Their Places

Saturday was D-Day at the Burns residence. The day to drag out – and put out – symbols of the season throughout our home. Our outdoor decorations went up just after Thanksgiving. That turned out to be quite fortunate as … Continue reading

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A Glow In The Darkness Is The Best Gift Of All

In May 2013 a columnist by the name of Craig Wilson took his final bow after a buyout from his employer, USA Today. He wrote a Wednesday column called “The Final Word” for more than sixteen years. His weekly writing – … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Men Often Go Awry

Our title comes via the poet and lyricist Robert Burns (whom my father either was or was not named after). I offer it in lieu of making predictions on the upcoming college and pro football seasons of our American football … Continue reading

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