The second “New Year” of the year

Posted by Pat on September 29, 2013 in Uncategorized |

 It’s September, so Happy New Year! ( Of course I really do know the New Year starts on January 1st!)   But for people who spend the months from June to August enjoying the lazy days of summer, then September really is the New Year. It is the time of year when the kids go back […]

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What is life…?

Posted by Pat on September 22, 2013 in Uncategorized |

As I continue to look for and select quotes that “speak to me,” I find sharing them with you to be really satisfying!    See which one speaks to you!                       Which of these resonates with you the most? Do you have a favorite saying […]

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Money is..?

Posted by Pat on September 15, 2013 in Uncategorized |

I read somewhere that money is “frozen time.” Interesting idea! It’s a slightly different metaphor than I had run across before. What it seems to mean is that the “stuff” we buy is free-what we pay for is the people’s time to mine/grow/manufacture/ finance/manage/transport the free stuff to us. And the paycheck we get is […]

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Debunking the Popeye myth and others…

Posted by Pat on September 8, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Popeye, with his odd accent and improbable forearms, used spinach to great effect as it gave him his strength. But why did Popeye eat so much spinach? What was the reason for his obsession with spinach? The truth began more than fifty years earlier. Back in 1870, Erich von Wolf, a German chemist, examined the […]

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation…

Posted by Pat on September 1, 2013 in Uncategorized |

I remember well having to write paragraphs during the first week of grade school about how I spent my summer vacation, and I bet you do too! Over the following years, my vacations had gotten shorter. They dropped from three months to a week to three day weekends! Now from the view of retirement age, I […]

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