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Monday Mottoes – #72

Slogging along in life makes time stand still. At any time we can pick up the pace by cooperation with others. Working together causes things to hum along at a much better clip, as long as everyone can coordinate their efforts. By spelling out each person’s role according to their skills and abilities, we increase…

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The Right to Bare Arms

I don’t get it. A number of families and individuals are talking about concealed carry permits and packing some heat in light of the Parisian terrorist shootings. That I understand, the right to protect yourself with a gun, the right to bear arms. But today at 3-D, we’re talking about something far more sinister here,…

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Gym Fear and Loathing

Against the backdrop of the worst terrorist incident in France in 50 years, I needed a diversion of my own. Confronted with some fear and loathing of a much lesser sort, I was faced with a possible gym membership and didn’t know what to think. It had been decades since I held a sports club…

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A Simply Sweet Snow Day

We had heard that snow was coming, yet less than an inch would hardly prove to be noteworthy. Then it began around 5:00 a.m. and did not let up. Cancelling a doctor’s appointment, I felt it best to stick close to home. Benedetto drove Petya the few blocks to work, slipping and sliding all the…

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Joining the Russian Army

Well, comrade, your day has come. President Putin issued a decree inviting foreigners to serve in the Russian army. Provided you’re willing to do so for at least five years. And provided you speak Russian. The promised monthly wage of $500 approximates the Russian average. For the rest of the world, certainly nothing to write…

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Monday Mottoes – #71

Scores of us live very busy lives. That’s almost a given in this day and age, unless you go out of your way not to be part of any socializing, spiritualizing, careers or familial duties. Even everyday errands take time. I know you needed me to point that out. You’re welcome. So here we all…

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Best Travel Tip for 2015

You know me: always coming and going. I saw a great tip the other day and wanted to share it with you. It’s the best, most creative tip I’ve come across in a while. This one, believe it or not, comes from DirectTV, and it’s one of their “Five Sanity-Saving Travel Tips” and it’s using…

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Happy New Year 2015!

From Alexandra, Misha, Grisha, and all the friends at Destinations, Dreams and Dogs: May this be the most blessed, happy, healthy, loving, and prosperous New Year, yet! “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,…

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Scottie Gift Wrap

Well, I may have received a few holiday gifts. Petite pieces full of sentiment and wrapped in beautiful… Scottie Gift Wrap!!! I was so enjoying the tiny packages with Scottish Terriers snowboarding and skiing that Benedetto had to remind me to open them. This little bag. That little bag. I was surrounded by my bearded…

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Holidays in the City

I love my city, Washington, DC. Even though we reside there half a week and love our other location, too, there’s something special about holidays in the city. Maybe I’ve been watching too many “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Home Alone 2” movies with the kids over the years…. Here we enjoy the National Christmas…