Vertical Vision

If I have seen it once, I have seen it a thousand times – for heaven’s sake [actually, very much for their own sake] my own children have done it. I used to do it. You probably once did it. And I am sure, in somewhat different ways now, we

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A Casual Conversation

It was a number of years ago [too many to remember], but I can still remember vividly the conversation and the physical context, and I can even now recollect what went through my mind the moment I heard it. I was stunned, caught short, wondering if I had actually heard

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The Whacker Man

  I once lived on an acreage where there were a lot of weeds that seemed to grow radically fast [I suppose there are just as many growing just as quickly elsewhere but frankly when I drove by them elsewhere they did not seem to catch my attention nearly as

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Choices

Choices. Life is all about choices. Often, when we make one choice we do so at the expense of all those very wonderful possibilities afforded by alternative choices [that were simply considered not as wonderful as the wonderful possibilities afforded by the choice we made]. To choose is to pick

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The Thumperian Principle

Sometimes someone[thing] says something that just simply registers, registers with such impact that you are never able to forget what was said. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are at the time, your mind wraps around the saying like an octopus wraps its tentacles around well, whatever an

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