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When my children were growing up, I taught them what all parents were supposed to teach their children.  "Don't talk to strangers" was part of the lesson plan.  As parents we heard all the horror stories about young children being absconded and/or hurt and killed by strangers.  And there is littl...
I read a post this morning by Michael Thorton called The Ultimate Gift of Love which is about our need to remember those who have sacrified their lives for our freedoms.   I believe this means not only those who sacrified by giving their lives in death, but those who have sacrified by serving the...
This post is an entry into the ActiveRain "Swim When You're Ready" contest, which asks for a blog about overcoming a fear or obstacle.  In my case, the obstacle to be overcome was a fear of speaking in public. The following is based on a post I wrote several years ago, but is still appropriate, a...
I'm an avid crossword puzzle completer.  I do at least two puzzles a day, both online and in written form. One of the things I've noticed is that for some reason, the same words get used over and over, regardless of who developed the crossword.  One of those words is "olio," which means a miscell...
About seven months ago, we received an email from our friend's daughter telling us to save the date for her wedding.  We thought, "Wow, how nice!" and put it on our calendar.   The wedding is in our town so we didn't have to worry about any kind of reservations, so we were all set.   About a mont...
Taking into account inflation and interest rates over the last twenty years, the following chart identifies the affordability of a home mortgage in the Orange County NY area.  What this graph shows is that monthly payments are more affordable right now than in any time in the last generation.    ...
The first quarter 2014 Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty market report is available.  To read the full report, click on the image to the left.   This report covers the real estate market in the Orange County NY area, as well as Westchester and Rockland counties.    Overall sales volume was up; ...

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