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Another Trip Completed

I just completed another trip around the sun. Here are some things I learned or reaffirmed in my 38th year. Before judging, think carefully. Some things, no matter how much you poke, pry, and study them, just can’t be explained. Field mice are a challenging adversary. Don’t give up hope. If you ever do, get […]

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New Year’s Down Maine

Happy New Year to all you Grin and Grumble readers! I hope that 2010 is a happy and prosperous one for you all. We kicked off the new year in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Reluctant to leave our charge at home, we went to a pet-friendly hotel called Inn By The Sea. Dempsey was beside himself–he […]

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Summer’s Done

Summer sure is done. It’s practically the eve of December and it’s a safe bet the warm weather won’t return. This past summer was another strange one. No boat in the water. Limited time on the ocean. A lot of work completed on the house. We had some fun, though. Dempsey had the most fun, […]

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Summer Reading

There are few things more relaxing than a good book. Here’s an overview of my summer reading. Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit, by Eric Haney. You may have heard of the television show “The Unit.” The show is based on this book. The author, a former Delta Force operator, spends […]

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Get to know Kate Redgate

Excluding the monthly wedding receptions I’ve attended lately, it’s been a long time since I’ve heard live music. I’m not sure the reason for the long hiatus, but it ended with a recent concert by Kate Redgate at the Firehouse Center in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In all honesty, I didn’t know anything about Kate or her […]

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Word Wise

I like words. Whenever I see the word “flautist” for example,  I think of a professional farter. Flautist, flatulence. See what I mean? They sound alike.  It’s even better when someone says it. Flautist. Cracks me up. What are some of your favorite words? They don’t have to be related to bathroom humor.

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One of the cardinal rules of marketing is to know your audience. The better you know it, the more you can appeal to it. But………………maybe you want to appeal to everyone (or that advertising budget just got cut). You might produce a commercial like the good folks at Loud N Clear. Loud N Clear is […]

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Link Glimpse for January

I haven’t done a Link Glimpse for some time. Here’s the second part in the series. These are some sites that I find potentially useful.  See what you think. Enjoy a virtual gab fest with TalkShoe.com. TalkShoe is a free service that gets people talking on a conference call and adds real-time chat to the […]

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Spam It!

I get a bunch of spam. It’s ridiculous. I’ve tried anti-spam software, but I find it takes too much management to be effective. It’s faster for me to just quickly scan the spam subject lines and delete the junk. Ctrl + click, and then a quick Ctrl + d is a powerful combination. Sometimes the […]

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Guess the Movie Quotations

I’m taking this from Caity. It’s fun but only if you participate! 1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies. 2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie. 3. Post them here for everyone to guess. 4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie. 5. […]

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