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Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of January 7th

Writing checks to pay bills is something we all do less and less these days. With the internet, it is much easier to handle bill paying electronically. You’d be surprised, however, how many people don’t use a computer. For these individuals, the one thing facing them now is remembering to date their checks for 2019. It happens every January for …

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Out and About – Week of December 31st

Happy New Year to all! Call me old-fashioned, but I do have some New Year’s resolutions that I will try to stick with this year. They might seem a bit boring, but they are important to me. If you’re interested, here they are: I will try to be better at remembering someone’s name. I will not always say “Yes” when …

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Out and About – Week of December 24th

The column this week will not contain advice, helpful hints or personal opinions. Instead, I have decided to include things that might bring a chuckle or two. I have a collection of witty sayings and quotes, and I feel it’s time to clear some of my research folders. Church bulletins are great for passing on announcements of coming events. Here …

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Out and About – Week of December 17th

For all procrastinators out there, one week from today is Christmas. You have only seven days to get those gifts of love purchased. By now, all the parcels that you wanted to send via US Mail should already be on their way. You may still, of course, take your items to the post office and they will do what they …

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Out and About – Week of December 10th

Perhaps it’s just me, but this year has really flown by. There are only a little over two weeks left before we welcome in 2019. It’s not too early to start gathering your receipts and totaling up your expenses for 2018. By the way, two weeks from today is Christmas. No worries. I still have 13 days before I need …

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Out and About – Week of December 3rd

The regular college football season is pretty much finished except for the bowl games. The pro teams still have some games to play, which is fine with me. I don’t know if anyone else is puzzled with the different jerseys some of the teams are wearing, but I can’t help but wonder where they come up with some of the …

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Out and About – Week of November 26th

I am very happy with my little office. It’s always been sort of a sanctuary where I can hang out, think, dream, write and on occasion, enjoy a power nap. The office has a great view of the Rocky River as I look out the north window. By looking out the west window, I can keep tabs on the ambulances …

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Out and About – Week of November 19th

Thanksgiving is this Thursday. It is a legal holiday so there won’t be any mail delivery and the banks won’t be open. Also, there will not be any trash pick up. If your garbage is normally picked up on Thursday, it will be taken care of on Friday. Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Saturday. There will be football …

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Out and About – Week of November 12th

My father reminded me more than once that if you don’t learn something new every day, you’ve missed out on a learning experience. I’m not sure if I accomplish this, but at least once a week, I learn a new word. The word this week is “Aphorism”. Aphorism is a statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and …

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Out and About – Week of November 5th

Many years ago, I was lucky to have a dog that could actually talk. We spent a lot of time together walking and playing in the neighborhood park or in our own backyard. One autumn evening, we sat on the back deck enjoying the setting sun. Rufus, my dog, said that he had something to say and asked that I …

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