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 #70

Missing last week and still rushing around getting mom’s affairs in order, I found this piece,  honoring her (and my)  Polish heritage,  I give you: The  Intermezzo – Cavalleria Rusticanna – Mascagni at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, … Continue reading

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I will never forget the look on the cashier’s face as she scanned the bag of birdseed and I asked her how long does it take for the birds to grow once I plant them? My first “Bad dad joke” … Continue reading

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A New Perspective

I’ll be taking a few days away from the keyboard as I travel to NJ for our mother’s funeral mass, interment of her cremated remains in the mausoleum with our dad and a family and friends luncheon. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Namaste’ Y’all

I have decided with a peaceful spirt, a loving heart, and a clear mind that some people can still kiss my a** To the rest of you, Namaste’  y’all.

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The Best Pillows

Dogs are the best pillows because they are always warm and soft. This picture was taken of Adeline and Norva when she was feeling a bit sniffily and under the weather a few days ago.  She will be three next … Continue reading

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My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. -Michael J Fox, via @inspiringquotes

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Together Again

When it comes to what happens after we die, all we have is our faith and our hope that we are reunited with our loved ones. That being said, I hope that dad was waiting for mom when she passed … Continue reading

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A Coincidence?

The Lead In: Back when my wife and I were dating (circa 1984-85) we came accross a saying that we had framed, that we thought appropriate. The image had the word “Coincidence” as you would find it in a dictionary … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #69

Rule Brittainia, Jonathan Scott. . . .  still bingeing on everything royal.

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On Opinions

“The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.” -Marcus Aurelius Still true 1,840 years later. . . So many modern day applications.

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