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A Summer Vacation to Remember

In the summer of 2014 my wife and I took a vacation to the Pacific Northwest. We were attending a wedding outside of Portland and we looked forward to enjoying the beautiful summer weather away from the oven-like weather in … Continue reading

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The Surgeon and the Chauffeur

As some of you know, I have a long history in the appliance business, starting in Phoenix working for a small appliance distributor, and eventually moving on to a builder distributor, specializing in selling appliances to home builders. Finally, I … Continue reading

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Now It Begins

During the month of August, I posted 8 blogs on insights2ignite.com as part of a Toastmaster assignment. I blogged about football, the weather, a small town in Iowa, my first job, and one of my blogs was even for the … Continue reading

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Me and Ol’ Lonely

During the decade of the ’90’s I was sales manager for a large builder distributor of major appliances. Each year I attended the IBS (International Builders Show). Not only were our top customers there, but all the major appliance manufacturers … Continue reading

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My Past Life in Toastmasters

Way back in the 1990’s, I joined Daybreakers, a Toastmasters club in Glendale. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to helping its members improve their public speaking skills. To me, Daybreakers became much more than that.  You cannot mention Daybreakers Toastmasters … Continue reading

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Snow at Major Golf Tournament in Scottsdale

In early April of 1999, The Tradition Golf Tournament, one of the majors in the Seniors Tour, was held at the Cochise Golf Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale.  At the time, I was Sales Manager for a major appliance … Continue reading

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Remembering Al Berryman

It seems that this Covid 19 thing has me reminiscing quite a bit. I have all these memories of people and events over the years that have stuck with me. Now that I have started writing these blogs, I have … Continue reading

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Two Stories

Fulton’s Folly I had a long career in the appliance industry. For 10 years I was sales manager for one of Arizona’s largest builder distributors. At one point, we had made arrangements to sell a professional range that was in … Continue reading

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My First Job

The Milk Barn My first real job when I graduated high school was at The Milk Barn in Bellevue, Washington. I had enrolled at the University of Washington for the fall, and I desperately needed a part time job for … Continue reading

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My New Blog: I’m back!

It’s been a few years since I’ve blogged on this site. Now, I’m back! What brings me here is Facebook. I believe that Facebook is often not the best venue for posting thoughtful comments, to take a political stand, or to … Continue reading

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