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Commentary RETIREE Living SHORT STORIES WRITINGS by DON

Remember the Dreamsicle? Probable the best frozen concoction ever.

  I had a Dreamsicle the other day. And it was good. You know what a Dreamsicle is of course, but what I’m talking about is the Dreamsicle of my youth. When I was a kid, I would walk up to the local family store called Deb’s Place on many a hot summer afternoon and […]

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INSPIRATIONAL Writings and a few custom products SHORT STORIES

My Best Cheeseburger! Ever!

  Go Back in Time. Go Back in Time to the days when you stopped at a roadhouse restaurant rather than a fast food chain outlet for a meal. Do you remember Your Best Cheeseburger, Ever? OK, that question, by itself, should have brought a smile to your face, and sent your brain scrambling back […]

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Commentary MEDICAL INFO RETIREE Living THOUGHTS and MEMORIES worth Sharing

Riding a Diabetic High.

A Diabetic HIGH! I am a Type-2 Diabetic and there are many of us going through our daily lives trying to control the vagaries if this insidious disease. We’re right there , probably sitting in that cubicle beside you, trying to get through our day, as our pancreas/Liver/ whatever else swing through their daily jobs […]

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FOOD & HEALTH INFO

Scoville Ratings for Hot Peppers

I was in a conversation a few days ago and someone asked me which pepper was hotter than another. There is a definitive comparison chart available called the Scoville Rating which lists hot peppers from around the world in comparative BTU strengths. I remembered that I had written a post a while back about this […]

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INSPIRATIONAL Writings and a few custom products T-Shirt Designs THOUGHTS and MEMORIES worth Sharing

All I Need is a Glass of Wine and a Breeze

Busy! Busy! Busy! We’re all so darned Busy! Or so it seems some days. I’m not talking about a person’s job, nine-to-five or whatever hours they are dedicating to making a living and paying the bills we all end up with. No, I’m talking about how some of us seem to fill any idle time […]

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Thoughts from Songs – Different Drum

I listen to a lot of my old MP3’s as I go through my days as a Retiree. And, unlike some of what I now hear being played on some systems and sites, I prefer songs that are poetic. By that I mean; the words mean something and usually they rhyme. So, here is what […]

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Where are we NOW? #1 Corporations are Watching!

from: The MAN in a BOX:  to: the Remains of the Public who CARE! Subject: Where are we NOW? #1 – CORPORATIONS are WATCHING YOU! Just in case you didn’t notice it; there was a tidbit on the news yesterday that the media flipped through quickly. You see, many of the companies that you buy […]

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Commentary INSPIRATIONAL Writings and a few custom products WRITINGS by DON

Man in a Box – 1 – Just an Old Man who doesn’t fit any mold.

MAN in a BOX – 1 – Commentary from an aged perspective. First of all, let me say this; I am not a Conservative, nor am I a Liberal, and I damned well have not committed to any political party …. so far! But each day, as I drink my morning Coffee and watch the […]

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Commentary RETIREE Living WRITINGS by DON

Content with the NOW!

I was  reading something this morning that struck me a meaningful; and as I worked on a manuscript through the day my mind kept coming back to it. Finally, after mulling it over for a few hours, I thought I should share my feelings here.   Like so many people I know and have known […]

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poetry SHORT STORIES WRITINGS by DON

Shadows of a Couple, together.

The picture you see with this story is one I took last year while my wife Helen and I were standing on a bridge overlooking a Park in Florida where there were Manatees swimming in the warm waters. I glanced down at the shallows and I saw our shadows on the waters and I laughed. […]

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PHOTOGRAPHY, Interesting and UNIQUE TRAVEL, Inspirations, and Money Saving Tips

Lynchburg Virginia, A short Walk on Main Street

Lynchburg, is it just another Southern university town? Lynchburg Virginia is actually just another small town in the South that is searching for an identity and a path for it’s future growth. It’s even a little funny, when you think about it, but many of the local residents have kept their head in the sand […]

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Some Days You Just Don’t Give a Damn!

Some Days, You Just Don’t Give a Damn! One of the first signs to me that I am in a bad mood is when I find myself staring through my TV screen or newspaper, and not at it. You know what I mean, when you have the daily world news playing on the TV and […]

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Commentary RETIREE Living TRAVEL, Inspirations, and Money Saving Tips WRITINGS by DON

Sure, It’s COLD up NORTH, but ……

Cold means something different to a Floridian. OK, don’t get mad …… yet. You haven’t even read my opening sentence! Let me explain. I now live in Florida, south of Tampa and in a normal Winter, we just don’t get cold. Not Cold like it was in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in […]

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My First SANDLOT Baseball Game, Life in the Fifties.

I remember my first Baseball game. It was finally Summer, and school had only been out for a week or so. At that time my Mom had gotten a  Summer job at the Craddock & Terry Shoe Company to help “make ends meet”, and she worked weekdays from 7:30 to 4:00. If you add the […]

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poetry SHORT STORIES WRITINGS by DON

An Autumn Night of LOVE

Memories of an Autumn Night of Love I love it when you are just going through the motions at some task or chore at home, or really just about anywhere, and something, a sight, a smell, or even just a flash of color will ignite an old memory. I remember when I was inspired to […]