Archive for June, 2016

MEAT

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

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WHY; WHY NOT?
Much has changed since I first stopped eating animal flesh about 55 years ago. One is the reaction I get when telling someone that I don’t eat anything that had a mother.
I used to hear, “Why would you do that?” Now I hear, “I wish that I could do that,” or “I tried that once.”

I was recently asked, “What do you call a vegetarian that eats fish?”  My answer was, “That person is called a ‘carnivore.’”

Another often asked question is, “Where do you get your protein from?” My answer to that one is simply, “From the same place the animals people eat got it from.” I will add, “The protein you get from meat was already processed by the animal making it less effective than simply eating what they eat. 

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People ONLY eat vegetarian animals (except in some third world countries) because they are the ones with the protein. Bypass (and spare) the animal and go right to the source, get a straight shot of protein and you will be amazed at how much more energy you have.

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
-Paul McCartney 

And if all of this is not reason enough, READ THIS: 

“Ace is the Place…”

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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SERVICE!
“I’ve heard the “Ace is the Place…” jingle so many times that when I spotted the Ace Hardware Store while driving to Home Depot today it ran through my mind, and I decided to give them a shot.
I was greeted immediately. Not wanting to “hunt” through the store I asked her where the two things I needed are located. She smiled and said that they are both on aisle 14. I went to that aisle and began my hunt. In less than an minute a man walked up and asked me what I was looking for. He walked me right to both items, which I had already walked past. I thanked him, picked them up and headed to the register.
There was one woman being processed there, so I stood behind her. In no more than a few seconds, another “salesperson” appeared, opened the other register and rang me up.
I was in and out of the store in less than 10 minutes. Walking to my car I thought, “I guess I won’t be back to Home Depot.” This is how you win return business.

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Write it Right

Friday, June 10th, 2016

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Look Smart:

Little common mistakes people make when writing become a part of their image.
For more help on looking smart when sending e-mails, CLICK HERE:

anecdote A quick story of something that happened, often used as an illustration of a point.
antidote A drug that counteracts a poison.
  “He told an anecdote about how they discovered which antidote the patient needed.”

 

complimentary Free; or saying nice things.
complementary Related to going well with something else.
  “She was very complimentary about the main course and the complementary side dishes.”

 

everyday Commonplace, not remarkable.
every day Two words meaning… well… every 24-hour period.
  “I call it my everyday china, but I eat out so much I don’t use it every day.”

 

farther Describes physical distance.
further Anything other than physical distance.
  “The farther I traveled from home, the further I came to understand how others live.”

 

home in To get closer and closer to a target, as in radar.
hone To polish or perfect.
  “I’m honing my skills at homing in on a niche market.”

 

i.e., That is… in other words… what I really mean is…
e.g., For example…

 

X and I Use “I” when you’re performing an action.
X and me Use “me” when you’re the object of the action.
X and myself Wrong in all circumstances.
  Simple rule: if you eliminated the “X and” part of the sentence; which word would you use?“The tickets were given to [Jarrod and] me, but [Lisa and] I went to the show.”

 

its Belonging to it. Possessive, but there’s no apostrophe.
it’s It is. This a contraction, so the apostrophe takes the place of the missing letters and sticks the two words together.
  “It’s rumored that the company will lay off half its workforce.”

 

lay, laying, laid You lay something down, you were laying something down, you did or have laid something down.
lie, lying, lay, lain You lie down, you were lying down, you lay down in the past, you have lain down.
  “I always have to lie down after I lay tile.”
“He was just lying around when he was supposed to be laying down the rhythm tracks.”
“After the paramedics laid him on the stretcher, he lay there, terrified.”

 

peak The highest point, the ultimate.
peek A quick look at something. (So you want to invite people to take a sneak peek, not a sneak peak.)
pique Annoyance (noun); to provoke, invite, or arouse (verb)
  “She took the tram to the peak of the mountain, but due to her fear of heights, was afraid to even peek.”

 

their Belonging to them.
there Over there, there is.
  “There’s a spot over there where they keep their tools.”

 

whose Who owns it.
who’s Who is. That contraction thing again.
  Abbott and Costello are the act whose classic bit was “Who’s on First.”

 

your Belonging to you. But almost universally misused in Internet communications to mean…
you’re You are. Again, it’s a contraction so it gets an apostrophe.
  “You’re about to get a big credibility boost to your site if you fix this one mistake.”