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We Are Lucky – We Are Blessed

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Apparently, the Editor does agree.

One of the things I like about writing vs. speaking is the opportunity to avoid saying the wrong thing. Sometimes, after I write a post, the Editor says: “Are you sure you want to say that?” or “Do you really want to go there?

She might point out that what I wrote has a meaning I didn’t know. She might remind me of one of the meanings I do know about, and explain that I shouldn’t expect my readers to understand that it wasn’t what I meant. Sometimes, I explain my way around things.

Sometimes she draws a red line, and gives me the look that implies that her advice is non-negotiable.

I’m a little less safe when it comes to comments. As you might have guessed, given the typos, no one edits my comments. What you don’t realize is how…

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One-Liner Wednesday – Who Are You?

Yes those “#SoCS blog from the bar” are uncomfortable

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Last Saturday, I was presented with the message no blogger wants to see from WordPress:

“User does not exist”

What the…?

I could see and respond to comments on my page. I could see my stats in the app. I was invited to login at the bottom of my page, but each attempt failed because I did not exist. Had I become an unperson?

I contacted the Happiness Engineers. This was way beyond not being able to push out my #SoCS blog from the bar, although 6:04 am was fast approaching. What if everything was gone?

I asked to receive a Login link via email. WordPress sent me that link. I was able to access my Admin page, but then I received an email warning me that I had accessed my Admin page. The whole adventure seemed to take place in the Twilight Zone of WordPress.

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Thursday Doors – New York Photo Rules

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Take the shot!

I lived in New York City (Queens) for a little over a year, beginning in 1977. I’ve been back too many times to count, both for business and pleasure, and one thing remains true: “if you think it would make a good photo, push the button.” You might end up with a “what was he going for?” Kodak Moment, but at least you won’t be kicking yourself over the opportunity you just lost.

I was thinking about this rule as I walked around New York back in November. I arrived at Grand Central Station on Tuesday morning and I returned home Thursday around lunch time. Ample time to collect a few door photos, one would think. However, I violated the above stated rule and I missed a great opportunity.

After leaving Grand Central, I was heading north on Vanderbilt Avenue. I saw a…

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HARLEY DAVIDSON was born here!!

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So, it was a bright and sunny day with the right amount of chill in the air. One of those cherished moments when you fall in love with your jacket. So winding up a few 11th hour businesses, we were all set to head out. It was late afternoon by then, but when it comes to sightseeing ‘its now or never’

Milwaukee being the birth place of Harley Davidson, the first and obvious place to check out was unanimously voted. It is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin on Lake Michigan’s(the largest lake contained within one country) western shore.  A short cab ride and we were tossed into a dozen of H.O.G, throttling their mean machines only to curb our “Wow!” And to the left was an even louder “WOW!”, The Harley Davidson museum stood on a 20 acre campus along the west canal street…

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One-Liner Wednesday – Oh the Weather Outside…

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“Ice is Nice”

In the days just before toward Christmas, Mother Nature gave us a good excuse to slow down and consider the true meaning of the holiday. Her message came in the form of 1/10th of an inch of ice, and she spread it over everything. Ice, freezing rain and freezing fog makes for some beautiful scenery…and some very dangerous driving conditions. We stayed close to home until the roads had been treated. Fortunately, the extreme cold we have been living with preserved the ice until well into the morning.


This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants. I almost forgot, this is also part of #JusJoJan – Thanks Linda for the…

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Happy New Year #SoCS

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If we were having a beer, you would find it impossible to not go there…

“Can I assume from previous years that you won’t be making any resolutions?”

“Yes. Can I assume that knowing that will allow us to move on to other subjects?”

“I’m afraid not.”

“You boys aren’t going to start this debate again…are you?”

“Tired of hearing us argue, Cheryl?”

“You guys always argue. I’m just worried that one of you might resolve to quit drinking or eat healthier.”

“I wouldn’t worry about either of those.”

“Do I take that to mean one Yuengling and a glass of Meiomi?”

“The young man always has a beer, but what if I wanted Bourbon?”

“I’m sorry. I thought it was your turn to pay.”

“Is it my turn to pay?”

“It is. I paid last week, and the week before that.”

“Then a glass of Meiomi will be fine.”

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Christmas Wishes for ALL

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TO ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN PEACE  HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

REMEMBER THOSE WHO HELPED TO GIVE YOU FREEDOM!!!

AND THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO KEEP US SAFE!!!

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Military Humor – 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Albert Atkins – Belvidere, NJ; US Army, Korea, Co. E/2nd/187th RCT, KIA

Mary (Sweet) Brown (103) – Tauranga, NZ; WA Air Force # 2031332, WWII

Ronald Burditt – NV; US Army, Korea, communications

Jack Downhill – Rochester, NY; US Army Air Corps, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lt.Col. (Ret. 28 y.)

Joseph Elliot – Los Angeles, CA; US Navy, WWII, Korea, Lt.Commander (Ret. 23 y.)

Richard Grimm – Athens, GA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, 187/11th Airborne Division

Andrew McGarry (100) – Milton, OK; US Navy, WWII

Robert Newcomb (100) – Honolulu, HI; US Navy, WWII, PTO / Korea, Cmdr. (Ret. 20 y.)

Kenneth Reth – Racine, WI; US Army…

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