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Going Green…

Today, March 17th, is St. Patrick's Day around the world. Ironically, there are numerous misconceptions about the date and what it actually celebrates. For starters, in case you were wondering, there really was a St. Patrick. He was born in ...

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It’s On the House!

I love small towns. Not that Carmel is huge, but it has grown significantly since we moved here in the fall of 1982. From about 30,000 back then, we are now closing in on 90,000 people. Admittedly, some of the ...

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A Celebration of Seventy…

My brother-in-law, Randy, is the first person of our generation on Janet's side of the family to celebrate his 70th birthday - today. You know, it's different when grandparents, or even parents, celebrate the turn of a decade but it ...

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Insure, Ensure, Assure…

I've been reviewing our first quarter bills for this year, as our company's new fiscal year starts on April 1st. It will be the beginning of our 37th year in business and all in all, our family has been richly ...

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The Journey from Here to There…

Throughout the years, I have known a great number of people who were in the process of transitioning their lives - usually, but not always, to a new job or career. That's the area of expertise where I spent most ...

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More Than a Hot Dog…

Last week, Janet and I were in White Sulphur Springs, WV at the Greenbrier celebrating my birthday. As much as we love the resort, we have become very attached to the people of the area and have really learned about ...

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Carpenters – A Do-Over

I could write for hours on the topic this evening. But it all started with a post that was put up on Facebook by a good friend of mine; in fact, he is a gifted musician in his own right. ...

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Neither Snow nor Rain…

...nor heat nor gloom of night will keep us from our reservation at our beloved Greenbrier, where we just checked in after quite a trip from home. After dropping Hank off at the farm where he stays when we travel, ...

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From Your Valentine!

Today is Valentine's Day, 2019 - a day that is known for a number of events that have happened on this date in history. For example, in 278 A.D., St. Valentine, a holy priest in Rome during the days of ...

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Loneliness and Isolation

I have been reading lately about the way that we are isolating ourselves from our neighbors and others as we get more involved with social media. As a result, we are getting more lonely and researchers tell us that being ...

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