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Fred Klein
Jan14
Happy Hour Girl Scout Cookies
Posted By : Fred Klein

My friend’s daughter Allison calls me “Uncle Fred” and she’s in her last year of Girl Scouts and she’s got it in her head that she wants to go out in a flourish and what better way than to set the record for Girl Scout Cookie sales!   Being a good “Uncle”, I’m all in and, of course, gave her an order, but then last Friday her dad was on our weekl

Fred Klein
Jan07
Transporting
Posted By : Fred Klein

The thing that makes me most anxious is flying :(Not the fear of flying (crashing), but the days before agony of worrying about COVID, the weather, cancellations, delays or diversion.  The sleepless night before. The too early wake up, the getting to the airport early, waiting on line for boarding passes, checking your bags, clearing security, the

Fred Klein
Dec24
Doing It Was The Reward!
Posted By : Fred Klein

Our granddaughter Maggie came home from college for the holidays last week and stayed with us due to illness in her home. Her stay was highlighted by our parenting her through previously scheduled LASIK eye surgery.  Was she nervous?  Was there anxiety?  Were there thoughts of backing out?  Of course!  She’s so down to earth.  So human.  So natural

Fred Klein
Nov26
Your Life Story
Posted By : Fred Klein

One of my favorite “getting to know you” conversational tools is to ask a person to tell me their life story in 5 minutes or less and then listen intently for reusable nuggets.  An ancillary benefit is, if the person is worthy, he or she would then ask me to tell mine.  Try it.  You’ll like it :)

Fred Klein
Nov19
Sage Advice
Posted By : Fred Klein

The following is based upon a student interviewing someone he considers “Successful” for a class assignment.  The interview question was “How do you define success?”I was struck by so many of the following responses which were packed with what I consider valuable, sage, advice:Each point of your life you think about success in terms of the next obj

Fred Klein
Oct29
Moderna III
Posted By : Fred Klein

It amazes me that so many people are reluctant or afraid to be vaccinated. Or have other ill advised reasons.  We are suffering an ongoing worldwide Pandemic and all the science points to vaccination being the path to herd immunity . And we are so fortunate that vaccinations are available (and free to boot).   Being of a certain age, we were in the

Fred Klein
Sep24
The Bright Side!
Posted By : Fred Klein

Last Friday night we had a Boys Night Out reunion.  It was the first time a disparate group of my friends congregated in about 2 years and, of course, the 9 guys in attendance were thrilled to be together (in person)!One of the guys, David Rubin, asked the Right On question as to how the Pandemic has affected our lives and there were many different

Fred Klein
Mar15
Discounts
Posted By : Fred Klein

In Key West there is a practice called the “Local Discount” of 10% for “Locals”.   We somehow qualify and appreciate it.  Usually we are noticed as “Locals” and automatically receive it.  When we are not, I sometimes request it.   A discount is certain amount or percentage deducted from the usual or posted price (a whole blog could be written on wh

Fred Klein
Mar08
Benches
Posted By : Fred Klein

In the sports world, being benched is not a good thing as you are taken off the playing field and assigned to “riding the pine” and hopefully motivated to think “Put me in Coach I’m ready to play!”  However, in real life, a lot can go on while one is sitting on a bench (even, I suppose, in sports).   As pictured, the center of Key West society sits

Fred Klein
Feb22
Thirst For Information
Posted By : Fred Klein

When I was young, except for sports stories and related trivia, I was pretty empty headed.  And maybe that was a good thing, as there may now be less useless information clogging  my cranial band width.   Passing on how I got from there and then to here and now (maybe a story for another time), it is indisputable that I presently suffer from an unq

Fred Klein
Feb08
Bezos Blingo
Posted By : Fred Klein

No wonder Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is our richest billionaire (pre divorce)! One of my quirks is that I save credit card chits and check them against my monthly credit card bills.  We have a Master Card and an American Express card.  While going through this ritual I noticed that each account had a charge for Amazon Prime.    I eventually got around t

Fred Klein
Feb01
Up is Down and Down is Up!
Posted By : Fred Klein

Recently I was going down a one-way street in the wrong direction and a passing driver called me out for it. Without thinking I heard myself say “but I’m left-handed“ and the driver laughed.   As you know I am left-handed and think on the right side of my brain. Whether or not being  left handed is the reason for it, as you may know, I do not stifl

Fred Klein
Jan25
Pass it On!
Posted By : Fred Klein

A 100 years from now very few of us today will still be functioning.  Yet, (hopefully) the World as we know it will continue to thrive, turn and ripen.   Just as 100 years ago few of us were alive.  Yet 1919 society, as it was, thrived and resonates still today.  A great example is the epic Babe Ruth trade that year from the Boston Red Sox to my Ya

Fred Klein
Jan11
Siri Blog
Posted By : Fred Klein

I have used iPhones since all the way back to my early Blackberry days, but just now hooked up with Siri.   Was I shy or just a Luddite?  No matter, we had no intercourse until my Apple computer Guru Steve Levy recently introduced us.  He asked if I used Siri and I said I did not.  He then patiently explained what I’ve been missing and proceeded to

Fred Klein
Jan04
My Top 10 Resolutions
Posted By : Fred Klein

My Top 10 New Year's Resolutions are as follows: 1) Eat less French Fries2) Drink more water3) Wear a hat and sunscreen4) Make a new friend5) Wash my hands more6) Be more tolerant 7) Spend less time on my phone8) Fend off suppression9) Develop new routines10) Dream!

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