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.

Happy Birthday.

Two, noteworthy birthdays today. Our first born, Kelliann turns 31 and J.S. Bach was born on this day in 1685. I can’t imagine my life without either. Tull’s tribute to Bach. . . I’ll be on the road for a … Continue reading

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According To George Washington

56th Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.   In October of 2006, our family traveled to California for the wedding of one … Continue reading

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Civilization Is In Peril

Earlier this week, while reading about the University/Bribery scandal, I came across a term that I don’t recall ever hearing.  The term was used to describe at least one of Aunt Becky’s daughters. The term?  . . .  “Social Influencer”. A … Continue reading

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Assigning Roles

This week provided us with a glimpse of what to expect next in this crazy adventure we call parenting. We learned that the baby  our daughter Elissa (aka Jelly)  is carrying (via her husband, Cole)  is conclusively female, so now we can … Continue reading

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Where Does The Time Go?

Today is The Ides of March and the 24th birthday of our youngest daughter.  I suppose if Julius Ceaser had been alive and stabbed by Brutus today, he might be flown to a certain trauma center in Houston and if so, … Continue reading

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No Nuggets

Today we experienced the next step of understanding what it means to be a grandparent. We have conclusive proof as the baby has no “nuggets,” so “SHE” it is! Cole contributed to our family tradition of girls, girls, girls. Halfway … Continue reading

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I Was Naughty

My Ash Wednesday Reflections post, along with a few others, were taken down by the F B police for “violating community standards”, as defined by: INTRODUCTION Every day, people come to Facebook to share their stories, see the world through … Continue reading

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They Say Your Eyes Are The Second Thing To Go. Apparently Not True.

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

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A Dog’s Life

Did you ever notice that most dogs are “all-in, all the time?” It seems that whatever they are doing at that particular moment, that is their favorite thing to do, (going to the vets excluded). This is Selby. She is … Continue reading

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A Change Of Pace

When these guys need a break from killing people and breaking things (what we pay them to do), they sit back and do some pickin’ and grinnin’. Courtesy of Uncle Sam,  here is “Six-String Soldiers” I never heard of this … Continue reading

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