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.

Evolution Over 30 Years

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A Paradox

Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. That’s why life is hard. Courtesy of Bits & Pieces.

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Way Too Much Information

Earlier today, my long-time podiatrist recommended a new medication to help ease the discomfort brought about by arthritis I have in both ankles. No reason to disagree, so hand over the samples, doc. Upon arriving home, I took the first … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

As I get older, I haven’t kept up with new music and tend to listen to what I loved in High School and College. . . an exclectic mix of Southern/Classic/Progressive Rock (the only time you see me use the … Continue reading

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Maybe So?

Have you ever wondered if maybe your dog follows you to the bathroom because you go outside with them? So they think that’s just the way it goes? What say you, dog owners? Thanks to AikenDowntownDog on Instagram.

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Weekend Weigh-In

I’m still trying to get the old body ready for beachwear season. Unfortunately, with less than a month until Labor Day, I’ve decided to regroup and start planning for next year. Thanks to Carla 

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Filling In For The Dog

I have a folder full of memes and I think it’s time to start sharing them. The first one is from the Instagram feed of an old friend and one who was a real pioneer in the world of modern … Continue reading

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A Throw Back Reminder

As I grow older, I find myself focusing on fewer activities and appreciating the simple things around me. Today, when I had a few extra minutes in between appointments, I stopped by the historic Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia to visit … Continue reading

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Upside Out, Inside Down

There is a song by The Grateful Dead that uses that line and it always stuck with me as a metaphor for turbulent times. Upside out, inside down seems very appropriate these days. I was meeting a friend for breakfast … Continue reading

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I Guess I Am Part Of A Trend

A loner by nature, I have never been a trendsetter, nor a lemming. Maybe I’m being naive, but I don’t pay attention to commercials and am rarely influenced by them and when I am, it is usually negatively. A few … Continue reading

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