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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 – 1/14/2013

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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Friday Favorites 12/28/2012

During the ten years after I retired from big industry in 1999, our consulting business was remarkably successful, allowing us to make several lifestyle changes that we are enjoying still.   One was a move from our home of 31 years … Continue reading

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Close Enough to Norman

Christmas morning came early yesterday, announced by the footfalls of our grandkids running up and down the hall as they tried to rouse their parents.  Apparently parent-rousing is harder than grand-parent rousing … Muri and I found ourselves sitting in … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – Christmas Eve 2012

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Make Someone Happy

. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxF-FeOCxlg] There seem to be many points of view on being happy.  According to Jule Styne (via Jimmy Durante), if you Make someone happy, Make just one someone happy, you will be happy too.   Abraham Lincoln supposedly said that … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Melancholy Christmas

It is likely a reflection of my personality that, as much as I love the holidays, I’ve always found them bittersweet.   And as I get older, it is truer than ever.  My precious Christmas memories are further behind me and … Continue reading

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