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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Thursday, August 01, 2013     

My sister sent me an email today. Mrs Perry died last night. She was the mother of 12 children, one of whom, Joe, was my best friend from grade 7 through high school. And Marian I had a huge crush on well into grade 10. Never did anything about ... Read more
Attacking the clutter with great vigor.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013     

We have lived in this house since 1990. Over the first 10 years or so, we kept up with the clutter fairly well. During the next 10 years things started to pile up. Over the last three, things have gone to hell in a handcart. Don't misunders... Read more
Countdown to Dublin
Monday, July 29, 2013     

All is well for Dublin now. We will arrived early on Friday, as originally planned. We will now leave for Glasgow on Monday at 6PM. Before when we discovered a problem with the itinerary, she had written that we would go to Glasgow on 3 Aug... Read more
More preparations for vacation. Skype to the rescue
Monday, July 29, 2013     

I had a dilemma about part of our vacation. No not the part where the flight from Dublin to Glasgow was booked two days before my race in Dublin. Actually this was closer to the end of the vacation. I will also be running in the Coll Half ... Read more
30 Seuss Quotes
Saturday, July 27, 2013     

Today I saw a copy of the first book that I remember reading that was not mostly picture: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Dr Seuss became a lifetime favorite of min... Read more
Friday, July 26, 2013     

She(WMBO) Commits Error! Cops Guilty Plea to Making Faulty Assumptions Tenders Apology to Shattered Spouse Last year, I called She(WMBO) and asked her if she wanted to go to Ireland for our 40th Anniversary. Of course she would... Read more
Saying goodbye to my son and his family (video blog)
Friday, July 26, 2013     

Breaking my heart. ... Read more
Wow What a welcome change
Friday, July 26, 2013     

Today was the day that the kids would strike out for Colorado. First thing this morning, 7:00, Carolyn texted me asking me to bring the Jeep Liberty over so I could collect their dog and his cage which he would need for shipment west on 1 August... Read more
A very strange request indeed.
Thursday, July 25, 2013     

David and Carolyn and Colin are finally off to Boulder tomorrow. While they load the car and sweep through the house in Hampden one last time, I get one more chance to babysit. I am going out to see them in September. The week of 16-20 Sept... Read more
Today: less hot but an early start.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013     

Cooler today. Cooler here means mid-80s and a little less humid. I got in a run and a gym session. I was up and at 'em early this morning helping my son remove the carpet from his house in anticipation of new carpet tomorrow. Then they hit the r... Read more
All About Sugar: August National Geographic Magazine
Tuesday, July 23, 2013     

Well, this isn't my father's NatGeoMag. Back in the late 1950's when I saw my first National Geographic, it was all about far away places. And native women with bare breasts, don't forget. Through the 1960s they covered the space program. In May... Read more
Sunday at the Y
Sunday, July 21, 2013     

I woke early today. Just BOOM eyes open and "You are not going back to sleep" around 5:30. So I wandered downstairs and got coffee, back up, and watched some old Dragnet reruns on Crackle. Around 6:30 I heard She(WMBO) getting ready to go to chu... Read more
And the heat goes on.
Saturday, July 20, 2013     

One summer about 8 years back, I was doing some work on the outside of my house that required me climbing 20+ feet of scaffolding. I would get to the top and I would have to sit and catch my breath before I could do any work. I was concerned. ... Read more
A day off. From outside. From the gym. From caring about my food.
Friday, July 19, 2013     

I took today off. Yeah. But not from laziness. It was just too darned hot. The temperature, just the temperature on the thermometer, hit 100ยบ (37.7C). And the humidity was according to the Weatherunderground was around 53%. That puts the He... Read more
Cover of the Rolling Stone
Thursday, July 18, 2013     

Warning: Politics ahead. I try to avoid it here. But ... As a runner I found this disgusting: Whenever I see this monster's face *this* is what I think of: ... Read more

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