Cardinals and Red Sox

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Wed 04 December 2013. Tags: family,

It was great to see my home town Saint Louis Cardinals in the World Series this year.  In 1968, I remember listening to the Cards battle the Detroit Tigers.  The school would play the games over the public address system and the teachers gave the kids busy work while the …

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Home for Sale

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Fri 01 June 2012.


814 Bayshore Lane, Moore SC

Currently rented out.

Five bedroom, 3 bath home for sale in Sweetwater Hills Subdivision.  This is a great location between Spartanburg and Greenville, SC which means it is convenient to GSP airport..  The home is in Spartanburg County School District #5 - home of the Byrnes …

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It All

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sat 14 January 2012. Tags: reading,

Where did it all begin?

Some are amazed by the wonder of it all.

Some have it all.

Some end up throwing it all away.

Some have seen it all.

Some want it all.

Some want to get away from it all.

Some ask, “what is it all about”?

Try …

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Triple Homonyms

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Wed 02 February 2011. Tags: language, reading,

Triple Homonyms

There are a lot of homonyms running around out there in the wild.  I’ve collected this list of triple homonyms over a period of time.  They are words that are spelled differently, have different meanings, but sound the same.  I’ve also avoided using proper names in …

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On Being a Reader

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sat 20 November 2010. Tags: reading,

During my childhood and teen years I was a voracious reader. But, as I entered my adult years with all the responsibilities of life, I gradually read less and less. It got to the point, I could no longer remember the last book I had read. I resolved to change …

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The 360 Degree Leader

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sun 14 November 2010. Tags: reading, review,

The 360 Degree Leader - Book Review

book cover

During my performance appraisal at work this year, my boss recommended I read, "The 360 Degree Leader" by John C. Maxwell.  So, I did.  I didn't know how well I would enjoy the book when the table of contents indicated a rigorous, methodical layout …

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"Mother's Cole Slaw"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

This recipe was given to me by my mother the same time as the Vegetable Salad – in the 70’s.


Hand me down recipes like this are often lacking quantities. How much celery seed? How much sugar? Now she is gone and I can't ask her. That is just …

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"Mother's Vegetable Salad"

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Tue 24 August 2010. Tags: recipes,

She used to serve this at Christmas and/or any other special occasion. It was one of her favorites. I have the hand written copy – apparently she gave me this recipe in the ‘70’s.


  • 1 large can Leisure peas.
  • 1 can French Style Green Beans
  • 1 cup chopped …

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