Monthly Archives: November 2005

No rush on the house …

I was, I admit, waiting for the call. The house I am building uses what is called “panelized” construction. The structural elements of the house — walls, trusses and so on — are framed out in a factory under controlled … Continue reading

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So mostly, I imagine, we’ll tend the cat …

Thanksgiving passed quietly. Michael and I ate with my ex-laws, Helen’s parents, her sister Miriam and Miriam’s partner Hanna, and three of their kids, Zennie, my favorite oldest niece, Sehai, my favorite middle niece, and Hannah, my favorite youngest niece. … Continue reading

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Bam Bam

Bam Bam has arrived for the weekend. Lucy dropped him off an hour ago, with everything but instructions for his bedtime story. Bam Bam likes the cat condo, is indifferent to the cat brushing machine, and is poking his nose … Continue reading

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Wild Turkeys

Thanksgiving is upon us, and given the choice of writing about how grateful I am for all the blessings in my life or writing about turkeys, I’ll do turkeys. I track turkeys every day over on PurpleScarf, keeping up with … Continue reading

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Barry, Bobby and Bill

Bobby Kennedy, had he lived, would have been 80 this week. Bobby was one of my two political heroes. The other was Barry Goldwater. The philosophical principles of both men — Bobby’s thirst for social justice and Barry’s thirst for … Continue reading

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White Wild Indigo

Helen and I both like gardens, and we built very good gardens together, if I do say so myself. We were talking about the challenges of gardening at the new house — landscaping into a woods, and so forth — … Continue reading

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Now about getting my house built …

I went up to Wisconsin yesterday morning, and got to the farm around noon. I was just settling down to a walk in the woods (covered in bright yellow and orange, it being deer hunting season) when the cellphone rang. … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe

Michael, Geek Boi and Chris have been running a blog war of sorts. For days — maybe weeks — each has been trying to top the other in the search for the penultimate beautiful-male-image. All of them have been posting … Continue reading

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Satisfaction

I will be ending my working career on December 23. Information technology management at the company I have been working with since 1998 created, with my assistance, a technology plan for the years 2002-2005. We have all be working to … Continue reading

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The House Plans Came, the Money Shot Didn’t

The house plans — detailed architecturals and specifications — came this week, but the construction loan won’t close on Friday. And in construction, as in porn flicks, no money shot, no movie. I’ve had enough of this. I’m going to … Continue reading

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