Category Archives: Monday smiles

Monday Smiles – 2/4/2013

It has been an odd week and a particularly odd weekend.  Muri and I are having our kitchen redone … new granite counter tops, all new appliances, tile back splash.  It’s something Muri’s wanted to do for quite some time … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 1/28/2013

Most of my adult years, I have been a Green Bay Packers fan, even though I was born and raised in Connecticut, lived on my own in Boston, and first lived in Rhode Island after getting married.  There is no … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 1/21/2013

For a techie, I don’t have a lot of state-of-the-art electronic gadgets.  Oh, I have a nice (middle of the technical road) Acer desktop computer in my office and a Asus laptop that cost a modest $400 (and is my … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 1/14/2013

My journey toward complete retirement has been gradual but inexorable.  Business declined over four or five years, along with our incentive to beat the bushes for new clients.  Work as an expert is sporadic at best.  We’ll see what this … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 1/7/2013

One week into 2013, I have kept my New Year’s resolution to exercise 30 minutes a day.   Until I get myself into something that resembles decent shape, that exercise will consist of walking.  However, after years of running (before my … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/31/2012

When Christmas was over and we were beginning to contemplate our departure for California on Erev New Year’s Eve, Muri and I thought it would be fun to find something for my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids to do together.   As … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – Christmas Eve 2012

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Monday Smiles – 12/17/2012

Like many of you, I suppose, I’m having trouble getting past the Sandy Hook tragedy to get on with my holiday season.  The news coverage seems relentless in its efforts to provide us with every detail … and the latest … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/10/2012

I was trained in the fine art of tasteful Christmas decoration by my mother.  Don’t overdo it – too many lights just look tacky.   Don’t mix different kinds of lights.  That looks tacky, too.  Don’t use just blue lights … … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/3/2012

One of my fond memories of Christmas as I was growing up in East Haven, Connecticut, was going Christmas caroling the week before Christmas.  Our carolers were a ragtag bunch and odd mix of adults and kids with faces I … Continue reading

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