The thoughts of a writer.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cris Carter on Adrian Peterson Abuse Charge

Cris Carter was always a class act. Apparently that has not changed.

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The season of school fundraisers is now upon us. That's when all the children we know have to sell crap to support something at school. Yes, this definitely includes Public schools.

I think it would be nice instead of going through the catalog of vastly overpriced crap, if there was an option of finding how much of the (example) $15.99 for the box of 8 pieces of chocolate, goes to the funding of the thing the money is being raised for. Then if you could just donate that amount without needing to pay the extra money to get the crappy, overpriced item, it would be cheaper and easier.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Heron & Egrets

If you click on these photos you can see the birds that I had the pleasure of seeing near the lake this morning. They did not perceive me as a threat and I managed to get a couple of photos of the Blue Heron and two Great Egrets.

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9-1-1 Thirteen Years Later

I remember so well the September 11 attacks in 2001. I remember how heroically the first responders were. I remember the airplane sounds all stopped except for that one F16 that circled at night. I remember the September 11 in 2002 with the American Indians at Camp Coldwater. I remember...


The Star-Spangled Banner

Click HERE for my version of the Star-Spangled Banner.

In honor of the anniversary of 9-1-1, and because so many "singing stars" have sung it so poorly, and to everyone who is a proud American, here is my quick version I recorded with a digital camera next to a pier on a lake where my audience was two egrets and a Blue heron.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Short Pants Season Ends

It was a good run, but I am wearing long pants today...


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Once-Exiled Republican Tom Horner Backs GOP's Johnson

"Once-Exiled Republican Tom Horner Backs GOP's Johnson"

So I read that headline and I'm thinking.... did I actually see that???"

I have underlined the funny part for those who don't instantly see juvenile humor...

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The Interview

The interview... specifically, the job interview. It is one of those times in our lives when we talk to a virtual stranger, regarding one of our most important decisions. Some people misrepresent themselves. While usually this is thought to be the applicant, it is also (so I found out in the past), sometimes the employer. It is no wonder that the interview is a stressful thing—as is changing and learning a new job. Yet, often, it is good to move. If your employer is not paying you well or maybe is not running the business well, you may be able to find a better situation. But there are always risks. I've changed jobs perhaps more than most—but that may come from learning that I don't need to stay in a situation that is unstable or needlessly stressful. These changes always start with the interview. It begins with meeting someone you (typically) don't know; and negotiating what you will do and where you will spend a lot of your time and what you will get in payment and benefits in return.


Monday, September 08, 2014

Oakdale Discovery Center

We had fun exploring the Oakdale Discovery Center on Saturday!


Friday, September 05, 2014

Tall Heads

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

I Saw a Deer Today

I was able to get extremely close.
She was eating fallen plums in
someone's yard.


The New Company Health Plan

Everybody gets a box of Band-Aids, some rubbing alcohol and two cotton swabs. Don't worry, the cotton swabs are two-sided!

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Nighttime road with 6 second shutter