Monthly Archives: November 2011

Local Shopping

I applaud my neighbor.  She probably didn’t have any agenda in mind. She wasn’t driving around with Shop Local bumper stickers on her car. But she shopped local and barely budged her carbon footprint. She got in her electric golf … Continue reading

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Fencing

Wind dropped a tree across a friend’s fence, providing an unnoticed opportunity for the dogs to sojourn. Luckily, they missed it. Wind caught the wisteria that drapes across my backyard fence, and helped break a 4×4 post. Impressive. Fences are … Continue reading

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Spare Blanket

I’d planned to write about DNDN’s ups and downs but a human encounter last night derailed my thoughts. A man needed a blanket. My traffic spikes when I write about stocks (particularly DNDN or MVIS), or when I write about … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea Dancers Metronome

Fresh ideas, inventions that I pass along to the world. Maybe they’re useful. Maybe they’re fun. There must be some dance instructor, maybe all of them, that eventually tires of saying the same thing repeatedly whether it is 1-2-3, 1-2-3; … Continue reading

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Hope From Pops

Quick. Stop the stock. It popped too quickly. On Wednesday, trading was halted in DNDN because too many people wanted it too quickly. The stock jumped 15% within minutes as millions of shares were traded. Investors and spectators watched for … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea Electric Woodstove

Fresh ideas, inventions that I pass along to the world. Maybe they’re useful. Maybe they’re fun. An electric woodstove. This fresh idea is actually from a few years ago, but last night’s threat of snow encouraged me to write it … Continue reading

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Need To Dance

Tuesday night is dance night. Actually, on Whidbey, any night can be dance night. I know someone who dances six nights out of seven and purposely misses the one so she can rest for the rest. Rural communities make their … Continue reading

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Tides Reprise

Writers know the feeling. We all do at various times. An old note, an old quote, an old recording brings back to mind a time in life that is reminiscent and yet different. I’ve blogged for three years, just about … Continue reading

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What Is Working

Would you rather hear about what isn’t working? Go watch the news. I could write about what isn’t working within my own life, but that gets me nowhere. It’s like standing hip deep in a swamp and complaining about the … Continue reading

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Post Properly Positioned

The power of the properly positioned post. One post, that was re-posted to a place I never posted (Yahoo and flame wars are too common) is a enlightening lesson in the power of the properly positioned post. Micro Vision, a … Continue reading

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