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.

Does Tim Still Work There?

Note: I anticipate that some of my Canadian friends might want to comment on this. A week and a half ago, Elissa asked me to perform a small service (like in The Godfather). I was happy to oblige and thought … Continue reading

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Anything Is Possible

Here is a  thought as we start a new week: If God can make a bug’s butt light up, think what he can do for you. The possibilities are limitless, no?   Thanks to Joyce Hoffmann for the meme and … Continue reading

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A Daunting Task?

Almost two years ago, I commented on the new commercial that the Gillette Company produced, portraying men as neanderthal morons.  I wasn’t impressed and explain why here: Personally, I’m Offended. The video is not in the post any longer, but … Continue reading

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Bluer Than Robin’s Eggs

This morning, while taking the outgoing mail to the box, I noticed a few pieces of broken, blue eggs on the driveway. It was windy, with the storms and all last night, but there was nothing to indicate the eggs fell … Continue reading

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Back In The Day

Some of you are old enough to remember when there were actually music videos on MTV. . . back when we still listened to records.   Who else remembers? Here is one of my favorites, Def Lepard,  when Rick Allen … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasure

You might be over 50 if replacing a dirty, old dish sponge with a brand new one puts you in a great mood.

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Celebrating Love

Last month, for Mother’s Day, my wife and I decided my gift to her would be taking out an additional, sizeable insurance policy on my life.  I was happy to oblige and made a nice commission since I sold myself … Continue reading

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Note To Self

Be selective in your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right. Still trying to figure this one out and may have to wait until I end up back on The Mountain, on the other side of the grass to … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Attitude

The attitude you bring to the day is what the day will bring you. Great attitude = Great Day unknown This is Selby when she is relaxed and sleeping.

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A Twist On Father’s Day

I have been toying with a variation on this post for two weeks now and was afraid I would never get it done. But . . . today is Father’s Day and two, young men that I often thought of as “the … Continue reading

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