Author Archives: Ray V.

About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.

Again #1

For the 6th year in a row, Chick-Fil-A has been named America’s favorite restaurant. Think about it…they are only opened 6 days a week and and a large number of people admit boycotting the brand due to political differences. Even … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure It Really Matters, But . . .

I started blogging in January of 2010.  The name of that blog was “A Simple Village Undertaker” and I ran it until September of 2017 when I put it in neutral and started this blog. (SVU still gets 20-30 views/day) … Continue reading

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Follow Up

This is a nice follow-up to the previous post. The future of America.

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What a week. I don’t think I slept more than four hours any night during the last seven days and I added a thousand miles or so to the car. Tired, it is my excuse for being lazy and posting … Continue reading

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A Different Song

I have heard multiple reports today regarding the death of musical legend, Charlie Daniels, Daniels died today at the age of 83 after apparently experiencing a stroke. Each mention of his name today included a reference to the song The … Continue reading

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There Must Be A Reason

There must be a reason why the latest ios update includes the following, new  feature:   Those of you with dogs and horses are probably still recovering from last night and the fireworks.  My wife was in Houston with our … Continue reading

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When In The Course Of Human Events. . .

It has been many years since I last read the Declaration of Independence. I don’t feel too bad as I have seen it reported that the majority of people currently living in these United States have never completely read it. … Continue reading

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Yes, You Could Say . . .

July 4th.  Our Nation’s birthday, but this year,  it seems more like a cross between a stomach virus, a  Monty Python skit and an obscure, Frank Zappa song. I’m preparing for my evening as an “Emotional Support Human” for the … Continue reading

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If Statues Could Talk

On this date in 1986, President Reagan presided over a gala ceremony in New York Harbor (of course, we all know Liberty Island is surrounded by New Jersey water…just sayin’) that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty. … Continue reading

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Remember To Pause

Colleen over at the Chatter Master blog serves up daily, bite-size pieces of wisdom, complete with original artwork. Someone always seems to be reading my mind. Today, it was Colleen.

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