Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.

The Week Is Done; Thirty Weeks Until Christmas!

Fact: The closest state in the United States to Africa is Maine, which juts out further east into the Atlantic than most people realize. It was 2:00 AM, and I woke up out of a dead sleep saying to myself, … Continue reading

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BDD (BirthDay Day)

Fact: In China, a newborn is considered age 1.  Thus, a one-year-old in the West and most other parts of the world would be aged two years in China. Today many, many, many, many, many, moons ago, Mary came to … Continue reading

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Fact:  The most common birth date in the United States, excluding leap years, is 22 May. Dang, another dash to Los Alamitos in the morning fog!  Doctors to the left of me; doctors to the right of me; we are … Continue reading

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Get ‘Er Done Day!

Fact: Fred Bauer, the Procter & Gamble employee who devised the idea of stacking Pringles into cans, eschewed an urn upon his death and instead asked that his family bury him in one of his signature cans.  We were busy today … Continue reading

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Monday Was Re-Planned!

Fact: Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale! Scout and I went for a short walk, and we met a neighbor.  I had to explain Scouts’ desire only to chase breadsticks! We had to get ready to … Continue reading

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Sunday, TIme For A Visit!

Fact: It is a common myth that dogs can only see in black and white.  They only have two cones in their eyes to detect colors, whereas humans have three.  That means dogs see colors on a blue and yellow … Continue reading

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Work And Play Is Really OK!

Fact: Anatidaephobia (ant-uh-tid-uh-fo-bee-uh)  is the fear of being watched by a duck.  A person with Anatidaephobia fears that a duck or a goose is watching him/her somewhere in the world. We opened our eyes and looked toward the sky through … Continue reading

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Friday Has Arrived!

Fact: In the U.K. and Australia, Friday is sometimes referred to by the acronym “POETS Day,” which stands for “Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday.” Scout looked a bit guilty when he came to the side of the bed and asked … Continue reading

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Busy Days Seem To Come More Often!

Fact: Strange, but true: Elk can count to 10.  How do we know?  Scientists have noticed that when a female elk is presented with the choice between a mate with nine antler points and ten antler points, she’ll almost always … Continue reading

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The Week Is Half Gone; So Are We!

Fact: According to a survey, bosses are most receptive to requests from their employees on a Wednesday.  So if you’re going to ask for a pay rise or a holiday, make sure you do it on a Wednesday. Gaining courage … Continue reading

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