Monthly Archives: August 2012

Labor Day

            In the United States of America the first Monday in September is Labor Day, a national holiday. It is a holiday for the working person not, as in some countries, an anti-establishment, Marxist, political protest, sort of day. Instead … Continue reading

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Telephone Surveys (a rant)

        O.K., here is my rant. I deeply dislike telephone surveys. The other night we had three at my home, even though we are on the “no-call list”. We (the missus and I) tell them all we do not … Continue reading

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Growing Up Poor

            We were poor when I was a child. I frequently use the quote from the comedian Groucho Marx “I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.” I came from a rather large family; my dad … Continue reading

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Nashville Night Out Against Crime

            It has become a tradition where I live, in Nashville Tennessee, to take one evening in the month of August and have an outdoor community celebration as a way of getting to know ones neighbors and showing we are … Continue reading

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