The sequel to Chasing Butterflies, Chasing Romance

The delicate balance of an early relationship. Chase with a net and she will fly. Entice with trust and she may light on your finger.

She was close to my finger in Cape May. I sensed some distance at the B&B in PA…

She taught me how to live and taught me how to die

Mary Ann Fritzen “Mom” (11/10/1932–12/10/2019)

“When I die and am waiting to get into heaven, I will mention to Saint Peter that I know Mary Ann and that will get me right in”, Betty Ann Byerly

Ms. Byerly is a relative by marriage…

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The butterfly––fetchingly beautiful, delicate, elusive.

Some chase butterflies with a net. Advantage to the chaser. How about attempting to have it land on your finger. Partner with it. Have it trust you. It may happen. Patience, extreme patience and the butterfly may or may not be yours.

I am chasing…

Now more than ever

The People’s National Bank

The once was and gentler time when your local bank was on the corner. You could walk to it, your knew the bank manager by name and the bank could not expand beyond the border of your state.

They had your checking account, savings, and something called a “Christmas Club”…

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A pearl is a gem. The product of an oyster or a shelled mollusk according to Wikipedia. As with all gems each is unique; exquisite.

I now see pearl in a whole new light.

Her name is Pearl. She, like her chosen name, is exquisite.

I have only begun to…

Inspired by my friend Yael Wolfe

“England swings like a pendulum do”, Roger Miller

Photo by Raúl Nájera on Unsplash

The swing and the pendulum, or the swing as the pendulum. Swinging freely is a gleeful memory of almost everyone.

Be careful though, swinging too high is dangerous.

There are mood swings, economic swings and political…

It’s not always easy

Yes that is me

I spend most of everyday with me. Check that, I spend all of everyday with me since I have yet to have an out of body experience.

Maybe it will come on That Day which I hope is still 30 years down the road.

Okay, back to me since I…

Hello? Are you there? Hello? America is calling…

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Did you vote for Ms. Clinton, Mr. Sanders or Mr. Trump?

(listed alphabetically not to show preference)

Do you follow ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, Fox, Huffington Post, MSNBC, New York Times, NBC, Politico, Wall Street Journal or Washington Post?

(listed alphabetically not…

The Wawa Phenomenon

Photo by Leon Biss on Unsplash

The convenience store is called Wawa. They are not a franchise. From what I know they are a family owned business so I don’t know how successful they are, but based new store construction, they must be doing great.

Their secret sauce?

Nice people!

Every time, no matter what…

Jim Fritzen

The Cost Guy, life observer and proudly apolitical seeking truth in a World that spins.

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