Monthly Archives: August 2010

My Top 5 Musical Stress Busters

Musick hath charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak … From an early age, we learn that certain songs absolutely clear the stress right out of our systems every time we hear them. … Continue reading

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Just a Day at the Beach …

Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come Watching the ships roll in And then I watch ’em roll away again                — Otis Redding 1967 We just got back from a nice late summer trip … Continue reading

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Is Morality Relative to Time and Place?

We are a band of brothers and native to the soil Fighting for our Liberty, With treasure, blood and toil And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far … Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that … Continue reading

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Pondering the Meaning of Life …

So, I’m having sort of a crummy day.       I need some answers. I’m sitting here pondering life and death and all the stuff that goes on in between and I’m just trying desperately to make a little sense of … Continue reading

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Cpl. A.B. Ellis and Kershaw’s Brigade

Archibald B. Ellis … my Great-Great Grandfather who lived to the age of 84, was born in Hodges, SC in 1842.  Early in his life, he was faced with the decision to defend a popular cause that would ultimately prove indefensible both militarily … Continue reading

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Screening Phone Calls …

 Be honest, now.       Do you screen your phone calls?      I do … for a lot of reasons.  Some easily expressed and some more subtle. On the surface, there has  always been something in my psychological make-up that makes … Continue reading

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