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Periodic musings that cross my mind

Enjoy!

Marketing

Cheesy Sales Price

Sales can be beneficial offering better value. Sometimes they don't. Buyer beware.

Skagit Valley

Off With Their Heads

To the disappointment of Tulip Festival tourists, many of the tulip fields have had their blooms cut off. But there's a good reason!

From the Firehose

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In bed asleep, while they do dream things true.

It came to me in a dream and solved the problem I had.

Climate

Ahhh, Snow

Global warming. Glacial melt. Many reasons. Good to see snow on the mountains.

Skagit Valley

Flooding II

Images from around Skagit Valley showing some of the flooding that occurred November 2021.

Skagit Valley

Flooding

30 years since my introduction to Skagit Valley, a flood event is inundating the area.

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I Pause

Random thoughts while the mind wanders.

Climate

A Mixed Bag

They say all storms pass. Well, this one quickly passed through.

Privacy

Personalized Advertising

Do you really need personalized advertising?

Travel

Not What I Was Expecting

Looking for San Adreas Fault in Joshua Tree

Recipes

Sack Coffee

A truly old-school method of making coffee. With a sack!

Recipes

Household Searchlight Recipe Book

A treasured recipe book tucked away and filled with memories.

Travel

Cholla Cactus Garden

A field of small off-white/yellow prickly cacti.

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Simple Pleasures

A small change made at the beginning of the year that is not a New Years Resolution.

History

Things Have Changed

There have been a lot of changes along Riverside Drive.

Privacy

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

You are for sale. How do you want to be portrayed?

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Importance of Font Choice

Fonts are wonderful tools. There is a tremendous amount of history, art, and science behind the characters we use and read on a daily basis

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Seven Rules of Life

Seven short rules to live life by.

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Jefferson's Ten Rules

Ten rules penned by Thomas Jefferson

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Communications

There are many ways you can say something.  Keeping it simple oft leads to least opportunity for confusion.

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Risk

Is the risk worth it? It's entirely up to you.

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Winners and Losers

Winners and losers are defined by the actions they take.

Quotes

I was never the smartest guy in the room. From the first person I hired, I was never the smartest guy in the room. And that’s a big deal. And if you’re going to be a leader – if you’re a leader and you’re the smartest guy in the world – in the room, you’ve got real problems.


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