Archives in Category: Annoyances

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Tuning Out

I read an article recently that said people who don’t look at Facebook for a week are less envious and less disgruntled. I don’t remember if the article cited scientific evidence or was reporting wishful thinking.

Still . . .

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Thank You

What is it about a compliment that makes the recipient queasy? The person offering it is giving a gift, one that could brighten a day, bring a smile, or even change an attitude.

But what often happens is that the

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Always Bring Something

You might think the title of this blog is about being a gracious guest when you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner.  It’s not. It’s about using time wisely when delays occur.

This week’s Economic Club guest was Pulitzer Prize

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On the Tip of My Finger

Last night, while slicing lemons, I accidentally mistook the tip of my index finger on my left hand for the final slice. Blood and pain alerted me to my error.

And I’ve been alerted in more ways than one ever

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Back Online

I’ve been remiss about blogging, remiss about keeping up with crucial issues, and remiss about following the myriad GOP presidential candidates’ debates.  I intend to remedy the first two situations now.

I am committed to blogging more regularly, even though

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Drama on the Pond

A week ago four geese flew into our pond, and I was unhappy.  Geese are a nuisance in a residential area, and there is little one can do about it that is effective.

My neighbor and I believe these are

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Pledge Drives

I understand that public radio and television stations need their audiences’ financial support to maintain an independence from advertisers. And, believe me, I like watching programs that are not constantly interrupted by automobile manufacturers, Big Pharma, and big box retailers.

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Back in the Pool

On September 30, I wrote about my search for an indoor swimming pool in my community that met my requirements. Over the past couple years, I’ve felt like Goldilocks:  one pool was too warm, the other too cold.  Was

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Pre

I’m clear that the prefix ‘pre’ indicates something that goes before something else.  For instance, a pre-nup is an agreement between two parties that is signed before the nuptial day. Pre-meditated murder is one that is planned in advance. Pre-existing

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Back to School

Students all over Michigan return to the classroom today, while in neighboring states they’ve been back in school for a week or two. We can thank the Michigan legislature that passed a law in 2005 to prevent schools from opening

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