Archive for the 'Odd Thoughts' Category

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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Pitcher vs. Cather: Part 2

Perhaps it is by necessity that the catcher’s personality is quite often the polar opposite of the pitcher’s—after all they are at opposite ends of a flying mass of leather and stitching. It stands to reason that they think and behave differently. The major league catcher is often a burly individual with a broad chest […]

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Pitcher vs. Catcher: Part I

Baseball clichés pervade the American conversation. “You struck out there!” “He hit a homerun with that one!” “Three strikes and you’re out!” Such expressions convey meaning and context because so many of us know the fundamentals of baseball. Still, there’s one major part of baseball that is all but ignored by society. And, it’s more […]

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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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A Great One Goes

A few weeks ago at work, I was searching for topics that might be of interest to the newly retired. I came upon an article on aarp.org written by John Updike. Appropriately, the famous author talked of aging in the piece. I decided to write him and ask if he’d come to our organization and […]

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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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Dear Senator McCain

Dear Senator McCain: We are not yet a month removed from the presidential election and yet it seems as if it occurred years ago. I hope that you have taken some time to rest and spend time with your family. However, I know you probably haven’t. You see, Senator McCain, I am not a “McCain […]

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Water Flow

I have good ears. I can say that without being boastful because I had nothing to do with creating them. I have little to do with maintaining them. They just kick ass. Other physical components, like my eyes, are bad. But my ears? Awesome. I hear very well. You can imagine my concern when my […]

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