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Each morning holds the full promise of a new day. Each morning is a new chance to approach the day with a clean slate, to make progress, to plan, and to quietly reflect. Today has all the possibility to be a great day. Tomorrow will be another brand…

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If your days and weeks leading up to Christmas or any other gift-giving holiday are marked by stress over what gifts to give and where and how to shop for them, maybe a change in perspective will help. Let's take a few moments to reflect on the spir…

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Does poetry grab you? If not, why not? Are you one of the people who is afraid of poetry because you don't understand it or find it tedious? Wait!!! Don't go yet. Poetry can be very rewarding to read, and to write. This post runs a bit over 700 word…

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It's Christmas time! Oh, wait, maybe it is only the first week of November. Yep, just the first part of November, and nope, that does not stop CHRISTMAS TIME!!! If you don't celebrate Christmas, I apologize for my exuberance, but this time of year i…

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Sept. 9, 2022

The Oxford Comma

     Class is in session! How many commas do you use in a series of items in a sentence? Do you know that there is something called the "Oxford Comma?" Do you know that it used to be "required," but the current rule is that you c…

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     How many things in life have you done 600 times? Today, we celebrate the 600th Episode of The Old Man's Podcast! To commemorate this accomplishment, I thought we could discuss the number 600 and what it means to get to 600 t…

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Aug. 26, 2022

Falling into September

     We are almost on the threshold of the month of September, the first of the "ber" months that round out the tail end of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, we start the year in the dark of winter. We have trekked through co…

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     One of the topics we covered this week was simply an inspirational message of hanging in there when the world has you by the tail instead of the other way around. When you are feeling down, and feeling just like giving up, D…

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Aug. 5, 2022

How do you say that?

Have you wondered how to pronounce certain words? Do you go "old school" to the good ol' Webster's or Oxford English paper dictionary and review the linguistic information to decipher the pronunciation? If you don't find those useful, do you just as…

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What topics does The Old Man's Podcast cover? ALL OF THEM! Well, just about all of them. If it is positive, upbeat, funny, interesting, yummy, or just plain strange, it is probably covered in the show. I recently joined the team as the Monday mornin…

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