Oh Deer

  The place where I work backs up against a set of train tracks. On the other side of that there is a wilderness area. Deer live in that area. Over time they will browse their way up along the drainage ditches then in among the trees and bushes that line our parking lot. We see groups of three to four fairly regularly. They are rightfully wary of people since the other side of the wilderness area butts up against farmland that people hunt on.   One friday I was the last one in the building. My solitary car sat[…]

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Nostalgia

I miss the Franklin Planner I used to lug around. Before cell phones became smartphones, when people mostly only had beepers I used to have a Franklin Planner. In fact I had a Franklin Planner before Franklin Planner became Franklin-Covey. I listened to the tapes (yes this was a while ago) on how to use the thing like 6 times because Hyrum Smith was amusing to listen to. I really liked that thing. I think I carried it for more than two years. The planner acted as my wallet/purse and address book. In reality it was a proto-smartphone and handled[…]

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Thank You for your Service

Thank you for your service. I hear that phrase again and again whenever I mention my time in the Navy. My facebook page is peppered with it on Veterans Day. Frankly I’m a tad uncomfortable with that phrase. Not because I’m unpatriotic or dont think being in the Navy wasn’t a sacrifice but more because I don’t think people really understand what they are thanking me for. They just want to feel good for doing it. A lot of time I don’t feel like the person thanking me gets it all. It was only once I was in and understood[…]

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