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.

Share Both

I am not sure where this story is going to end up, or if it will even make sense when it is completed, but however it ends, I am called to share it.  An hour later, as I edit it … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m Almost That Old

I’ve reached the age where artists I’ve never heard of are covering songs of other artists I’ve never heard of. @thelenaness Additionally, when I hear award shows being reported on the radio news,  rarely do I recognize the name of … Continue reading

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A Good Lesson For A Good Day

Please do not be scared by the title of the video below.  The reality is that it has very little to do with cigars, but also everything. There are valuable lessons and admonitions to be found in the nine and … Continue reading

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A Colorful Day Reminded Me . . .

Autumn in our part of South Carolina is fairly predictable… It might be in the low 40’s in the morning, but the temperature is likely to be close to 70 during the afternoon, before it drops rapidly after sunset and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the United States Marine Corps  as they celebrate their 246th birthday today. When Sh*t gets sideways, the men and women of the USMC are there to protect us and straighten things out. There is a song I heard … Continue reading

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Not My Genes

Our  grandson Maddox is four days old. Nice hair. I’m jealous. I took an overhead selfie today to remind myself that I’m not four days old and am more like how I remember my grandfather looking before he died in … Continue reading

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What A Weekend!

What a weekend! Saturday morning, our youngest daughter Megan,  gave birth to her and Andrew’s first child and our second grandson.  They are in Michigan and everyone is doing well! Then today, our first grandson was baptized during a beautiful … Continue reading

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Tuppence A Bag

I was going through one of my EHDs and came across a few pictures from my bird watching days.   I would spend hours sitting, waiting and hoping for a great shot. We see birds every day and hardly pay them … Continue reading

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Sharing The View

“Do you know why skeletons are so calm?    Nothing gets under their skin.” From the critically acclaimed “Andrew’s View of The Week” blog, I share with you his Friday Wisdom – Halloween. Enjoy & smile.  

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Like Finding Your Long Lost, Favorite Slippers

Have you ever had favorite slippers?  A pair that fit perfectly, were comfortable and didn’t fall off your feet? Then one day, you realized that you didn’t have them any longer, but had no recollection of when/where they disappeared. You … Continue reading

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