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the test of inversion

Observe particularly how and where the curve and straight lines unite: also the equal spaces between straight lines when connected by single curves. Write this copy so that it will bear the test of inversion.*

My sample text.

Will it bear the test of inversion? Let us see . . .

Hmmm, not too bad. Not too bad at all. Getting there. :o)

* from page 23, Copybook 1, Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship: In 12 Numbers, Four distinct Series, by P.R. Spencer







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how to discover what you’re passionate about in life

What most people don’t understand is that passion is the result of action, not the cause of it.

“Discovering what you’re passionate about in life and what matters to you is a full contact sport, a trial and error process. None of us knows exactly how we feel about an activity until we actually do the activity.”

This photo was taken as I walked with my dad beside Atascadero Lake in Atascadero, CA this past Friday. It was good to see the lake filled with water once again. Enjoyed watching (and hearing) the ducks and coots. I wonder if the swans were anywhere about.




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marriage 101 revisited


Due to circumstances beyond my control (are there any that aren’t?), I find I must revise the boutade from the other day.

Here’s the new and improved version . . .

Guiding and directing your spouse was the job of his/her PARENTS.

Your job is to LISTEN, encourage and do only what is in his/her best interest.

~ sld