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Know Thyself

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Self knowledge is important.

We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what we had.” — Don Draper of Mad Men My buddy Joe’s dad was a pretty cool guy. I didn’t know this but I had heard it. Joe talked about him in glowing terms and when I went to his house there were heads of elk, deer, bear and wild boar all over the recreation room walls. Joe’s dad was a hunter and clearly a tough guy and the head … Continue reading

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The Thing About “Things” in the Attic

canstockphoto4866004You can remember your history, but you don’t always have to carry it with you.

I was in the bait store recently getting some live eels so a friend and I could hit the Broad River to fish for the elusive (and possibly mythical) fish called Cobia when I overheard two middle-aged ladies behind the counter talking: “Yeah, this weekend I have to get up into the attic and do some spring cleaning,” one said. The other lady replied, “What’s up there?” The first lady gave that a moment or three of thought and then … Continue reading

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Harsh Winter Makes Pools Look Even Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One in three Americans – and over half of Americans in the Northeast and Midwest regions – said the long, brutal winter of 2014 caused their worst cabin fever in at least a decade, and the “cure” many are looking forward to is jumping in a swimming pool, according to a national Ipsos survey. Months of heavy snow fall, freezing temperatures and gray skies may be causing more pronounced symptoms of cabin fever.  And the cure for … Continue reading

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Espro Wants To see Your Pants

ESPRO Clean has a new contest and they want you to show them your pants! From baseball pants to jeans, ESPRO Clean wants to see it all! Environmental Sports Products, LLC, created a dynamic product that targets stains created during outdoor competitive sports. Their product is ESPRO SPORTS CLEANER Stain Remover with Odor-Guard. To enter the SHOW US YOUR PANTS contest, first take a photo of your dirtiest pants. Then, after applying ESPRO Sports Cleaner, take another photo of the … Continue reading

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The Burden Of Manners

It's hard to bite your tongue and be polite when things get heated.

I was in the moderator’s role in a two-person business negotiation the other day and the discussion got pretty heated. Without directly quoting the parties involved, I can tell you the exchange got so testy that the room was downright uncomfortable. It’s hard to bite your tongue and be polite when things get heated. Then one party decided to cross the line–he made it personal. As if that violation of good taste wasn’t enough, he went on to almost mock the other … Continue reading

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