Author Archives: Ray V.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, 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.

Sunday Pipes #51

Most of us spend decades (10,000 hours?) learning our respective trades with the hope of someday making it to the top. Few of us succeed in making our name renowned in our field. Nhat Tong, while in High School in … Continue reading

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Still An Occasional Resource

As our daughters have gotten older, they rely less and less on their dad. All three are strong,  independent women, two are married, but every now and then though, I’ll get a call to be the patient ear and/or to … Continue reading

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This made me chuckle this morning. I hope it gives you a smile also. 1520

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Late For Dinner

This post was set up to publish on Saturday evening under the title “Raw Materials”, but  it appears I neglected to click on “Publish.”  So, I’m guess I am late for dinner. *** I am home alone this weekend while … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #50 (A Variation On The Theme)

The variation being a keyboard. . .  without the pipes. On this date in 1919, pianist and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski became the first premier of the newly created Republic of Poland. Below is a short clip from the  1937  … Continue reading

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On This Date, 1968

On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash recorded the top selling album, At Folsom Prison. As is often said, the rest is history! This is how it started:

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I’ve Been Lately Thinkin’

The first days of 2022 have already presented me with some curve balls, none of which on their own would probably even rate a mention, but when they start to pile up, my soul joins my body being tired. I … Continue reading

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On This Date

On January 8, 1815, the last major engagement of the War of 1812 came to an end as U.S. forces defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, not having received word of the signing of a peace treaty. … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Back

My office is very close to the Cooper River and many of the maritime industries that depend on the river for their movement of materials, both raw and finished. I can walk a few blocks and watch the big cargo … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Anyone Wonder?

We are hearing/seeing stories of people waiting in lines for hours to be tested for the latest strain of the virus and no one seems to care, yet we are already starting to hear plans that voting in person will … Continue reading

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