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Aug 23rd

Time Slows in the Summer, and that is a Good Thing

Time Slows in the Summer, and that is a Good Thing

I recently read a novel about a group of childhood friends coming back together after nearly 30 years apart.

One of the characters said this about the slide from adolescence to adulthood: The energy you drew on so extravagantly when you were a kid, the energy you thought would never exhaust itself - that slipped away somewhere between eighteen and twenty-four, to be replaced by something much duller... It was no big deal; it didn't go all at once, with a bang. And maybe that's the scary part. How you don't stop being a kid all at once, with a big explosive bang. The kid in you just leaked out, like the air out of a tire. And one day you looked in the mirror and there was a grownup looking back at you. You could go on wearing bluejeans, you could keep going to concerts, you could dye your hair, but that was a grownup's face in the mirror just the same. It all happened while you were asleep, maybe, like a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

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Busy Summer, Busier Fall

As unbelievable as it is to accept, summer is almost gone. We at the Chamber turn our sights toward fall and the many activities that will finish up our Chamber year. As ...

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Almost Relaxed

Almost Relaxed

A point of personal privilege, if you don't mind. Your humble observer has been out of touch for the past week. The fabulous spousal unit and I and some of our closest fr...

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A ‘Candy Crush’ Saga

If you have a Facebook, then you have received a "Candy Crush Saga" request from someone. Not since Farmville, Words with Friends, and Angry Birds has a game gone so vira...

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It’s All in Knowing How

It’s All in Knowing How

It's all in knowing how, or, how you understand the instructions. Of course, this is after you tried every avenue before reading those instructions.

Perhaps it is true abo...

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