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Out and About – Week of October 15th

I can’t help it, but here I go again venting about television ads. It seems we just can’t get away from them unless you follow the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel. I don’t think there are any ads on HBO or any of the other premium cable channels. Anyway, there are some ads that are clever, but the majority of …

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Out and About – Week of October 8th

Like many, I have a problem throwing anything away. I’m afraid to throw out a receipt for fear of needing it a week after I throw it in the wastebasket. At one time I had three or four empty three-ring binders. There was nothing wrong with them so why get rid of them? A friend suggested that I give them …

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Out and About – Week of October 1st

The 2019 cars and trucks are finally arriving at the dealerships. There are many who shy away from purchasing a new car because of the depreciation that occurs the minute you drive it out of the showroom. You can buy a very nice used car if you go about it the right way. It’s difficult to find that older lady …

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Out and About – Week of September 24th

One doesn’t need to look far to be subjected to some form of loud noise, whether it’s a car needing a new muffler or the delightful sound of children yelling at each other in excitement, hopefully outdoors. The younger set likes to have their music cranked up to 5000 decibels. Attending a rock concert just isn’t the same unless you’re …

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Out and About – Week of September 17th

We are now well into the 2018 football season. This means that Sunday evening television programming will be slightly changed, as will Monday and Thursday evenings. One of the things that bothers me about watching anything on television are the stupid commercials. It seems to me that there are more commercials during a football game than any other time. Sometime …

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Out and About – Week of September 10th

Seventeen years ago today, the United States was attacked in New York City, Washington, DC. and Pennsylvania. The nation was drawn closer together that day than it had been in years. American flags were displayed everywhere. Things have changed over the years. There seems to be less respect for our flag. Those displaying this lack of respect are the ones …

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Out and About – Week of September 3rd

In 1985, I was trained and finally certified as a Rescue Diver. I haven’t done any diving since then because I had relocated and didn’t have anyone to share my SCUBA diving interests. Several weeks ago, I got the bug to possibly get back into the sport. I made arrangements to get checked out by an instructor to see if …

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Out and About – Week of August 27th

Public restrooms are just that. They are for the public. I applaud businesses who provide a room where patrons can go “Rest”. It’s the responsibility of the business owner to maintain that room of rest, but I feel the public should share in some of that responsibility. I’m not saying we should scrub the toilet or mop the floor, but …

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Out and About – Week of August 20th

School used to start the day after Labor Day, but as far as when the school bell rings this year will depend on where you live. School has already started in parts of Indiana and Illinois. No matter when school starts for your children, it’s not too late to shop for those back-to-school clothes and supplies. The Stone House, located …

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Out and About – Week of August 13th

This time next month, college students should be settled in their living quarters. If your son or daughter is returning to college for their second year, the problems that existed a year ago should be forgotten. They will be familiar with the campus and dorm life, so the stress level should be lower and easier to deal with. What I’d …

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