Category Archives: Not So Random Thoughts

“Some Thanksgiving Day Thoughts on Giving Thanks and Taking Stock of our Blessings,” by Ed Selender 11/22/20.

Once again, I find myself writing a post I had not planned. I was almost done writing another pen review, which I hope to share soon. I think it was a combination of happenstance and timing, however, which prompted me … Continue reading

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“Biden Has Set the Right Tone for Post-2020 America,” (Letter to the Editor, published by Ed Selender, in the 11/11/20 Waterbury Republican-American)

According to a November 7 Forbes article by Andrew Solender, President-elect Joe Biden, in a statement “called on Americans to ‘put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.’” I could not agree more. … Continue reading

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“Some Reflections On Today’s Baseball Players: Spoiled, Ungrateful, and Highly Overpaid” (by Ed Selender, Submitted 10/20/19, to The New Haven Register, and the Republican-American, of Waterbury, for Consideration As a Letter to the Editor)

This is probably not a new topic, but I had to speak my mind about a subject that makes me more than a little disenchanted. That subject is what I feel are spoiled, ungrateful, and highly overpaid baseball players. Before … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways You Know You’re a Shopaholic (By Ed Selender, 11/28/18, from this week’s home office in Minnetonka, Minnesota, location of Best mark, “the nation’s finest mystery shopping customer experience solutions leader,” per www.bestmark.com)

#10- You always need the security guards to help you out to to car with your packages. #9- When you go to the register, to pay for your purchases, you find out six of your 10 Platinum Visa and Master … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, and President’s Day: How These All Came About and What’s the Difference Anyway? (By Ed Selender, 2/14/18)

When I was a child, growing up on Long island, in New York State, I seem to recall we had separate observances of Lincoln’s Birthday and Washington’s Birthday, but that, at some point, these “holidays” were combined into a single … Continue reading

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“My Valentine to Mary Tyler Moore,” by Ed Selender, 2/13/17

When I first saw the headlines about Mary Tyler Moore passing, I was at once surprised and saddened. Surprised, because I hadn’t seen her name in awhile and, probably, in my mind’s eye, as I still recall her youthful good … Continue reading

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions that Were Made to be Broken (by Ed Selender, 1/1/2

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“Teamwork Needed to Create a Better, Stronger Baltimore,” Opinion by Ed Selender

How is the Avengers Age of Ultron movie related to the ongoing investigation into Freddie Gray’s death and efforts to address the root causes that led to Gray’s tragic death? The movie reminds us that we need to place teamwork … Continue reading

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Baseball About Money- No Longer About the Game- Prospective Letter to the Editor by Ed Selender

A few years ago, I had a letter published lamenting how professional baseball has turned into a business wherein players care more about how much money they make then they do about the fans. In my letter, I talked about … Continue reading

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