25 May 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Here are the fill-ins:

1. It is _____________________.

2. The best part of last week was ___________________.

3. Every summer, I ___________.

4. Once upon a time, _________.


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Here are my responses:

It is nearly midnight as I type this. I am sleepy, but don’t want to go to sleep. The days are so busy that, if I want to do anything on my want-to list, I just have to get used to doing it while fighting sleep. Sleep usually wins, though.

The best part of last week was that it ended. It contained the death of my Aunt Judy as well as the one year anniversary of “Ma”, also named Judy. She was the mother of my best friend in high school. She was a great Ma to me. I could talk to her about anything. She didn’t judge. She let us all live our own lives and was there to listen whenever we needed to talk. She was great. I sure do miss her.

Every summer, I melt. This is Gulf Coast Texas and it gets HOT. It gets hot long before it is officially summer.

Once upon a time, I had a cute little frog named Vivaldi. But, she grew up and followed the call of her Prince Ludwig, and they lived happily ever after out in the wilderness of our backyard.

Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at: Martha’s Daily Mews

Our Marine needs your help. Please see New York or Bust.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!





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22 May 2018

I Hear You

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I hear you calling,
The mud and the clay
Fresh on your hands
As you take hold of mine,
Showing me the past,
Leading me to my destiny.

©21 May 2018 Suzanne Gunter McClendon
4th Great-granddaughter of Allen Gunter, Potter,
Of Edgefield County, South Carolina and Hart County, Georgia.
1801-1882

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Book Review: My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack

My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack

Many of our readers on our How To Manage Your Monkey blog love children’s books about cats. This is one they should add to their collection.

My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack is a sweet, short story about a little girl who really wants a kitty. How she goes about getting one is priceless.

This book is very colorfully illustrated and should capture the imagination of most young children. We give it all five stars.

If you have a young reader or soon to be reader, you really should add My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack to your bookshelf. Oh, plan to read it again and again to those little ones who love animals.


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Book Review: Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read, Fun Book about the Serious Subject of Change by Ralph Masengill, Jr.

Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read, Fun Book about the Serious Subject of Change by Ralph Masengill, Jr.

In any business, change is going to happen. Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read, Fun Book about the Serious Subject of Change by Ralph Masengill, Jr. addresses how best to change in business.

This book is chock full of jokes, stories, and quotes that help to illustrate the points being made by the author. Masengill has an excellent way of writing and telling us how to handle change in our business.

We give Conquer Change and Win all five stars. If you are in management or leadership, you owe it to yourself and your company to read this book. We think it should be required reading in any management training program.



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19 May 2018

Book Review: Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing by Prem C. Jain

Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing by Prem C. Jain

By now anyone who has read our reviews knows we read a great deal about Warren Buffett's investing style.

Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing by Prem C. Jain helps would-be investors to learn a little more about how the Oracle of Omaha approaches investing.

Jain writes in an easy-to-understand style with many analogies to back up what he is trying to teach his readers.

We would love to read a book on investing written by Buffett. Unfortunately, he has yet to write one. The next best thing is to read books written by people who have studied his ways and have tried to imitate his investments.

We would love to know how Buffett makes money if he buys stocks to hold forever, but doesn’t look for stocks that pay a dividend.

The more we read about Buffett, the more we want to know. Buffett Beyond Value helps answer some of our many questions. We give it all five stars.

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18 May 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins


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Here are the fill-ins:
  1. Happiness is __________________________.
  1. Ten years ago, I ______________________.
  1. __________________ is the best medicine.
  1. Most people don’t know that I _________.
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Here are my responses:

Happiness is time that doesn’t have me going in 50 different directions at the same time, not able to catch a breath. Happiness is time spent watching the birds, squirrels, and frogs. Happiness is being able to sleep through the night without 400 calls from my bladder. Happiness is Jesus, family, and home.

Ten years ago, I ...was almost 43. I was living with tumors, but didn’t know it yet. I (we) still had 3 children living at home. I believe that I was driving a green Ford Windstar. I was getting used to yet another new normal.

They say “laughter is the best medicine”. Sometimes it is; sometimes it is not appropriate for the situation.

Most people don’t know that I descended from a line of potters. My Gunter ancestors were potters in Edgefield County, South Carolina. They were versed in the alkaline glazing technique and carried that technique with them to the northeastern parts of Georgia, where they trained other potters in the technique.

I want to learn their craft and have been researching all that I can about it. Maybe THIS is what I am meant to do, wake up this generations-old craft of our ancestors. I can’t wait to see where this goes!

Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at: Martha’s Daily Mews

Our Marine needs your help. Please see New York or Bust.


Have a blessed weekend, y’all!



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