Monthly Archives: March 2008

Zen and the Art …

… of Motor Scooter Maintenance Michael and I spent the day in Madison yesterday, after I dropped off the broken snowblower at the RGN. I donated the snowblower to the RGN because they want to have a snowblower for next … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

If you have any doubt that Spring has Sprung in Wisconsin, contemplate this picture, taken yesterday at the RGN. Jim Hagen, the museum’s president, is making what turned out to be a futile attempt to clear the tracks with the … Continue reading

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Reason 201 …

… not to buy a roadster. The ground clearance on the Miata is 4.6 inches. We’ve now got 5 inches of snow on the ground, which means the roadster would bottom out unless I put a plow on the front, … Continue reading

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Hanging by our toes?

When any of us whined about tough we had it around Jim Allen’s grandmother years ago, she would ask, “Yes, but how would you like to hang by your toes for ten hours?” I guess it was her way of … Continue reading

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March Madness

March Madness, I think, refers to our national basketball finals, and the “madness”, I suspect, is related to a wildness that comes over many of us in the Spring. In my case, March Madness manifests itself not in basketball, but … Continue reading

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Paying the Piper

Today was tax day. My K-1 showed up in the mail, I got down to it and the work was done in a few hours. Retirement has many benefits, and one of them, for me, now that the days of … Continue reading

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Equinox, Solstice, and Fool’s Hill

Wisconsin Dells isn’t Las Vegas, not that it doesn’t try. While I was gone, the back of winter broke. Daily highs are in the thirties and even the forties now, instead of the teens and twenties. I think we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Spring Break

I was on Spring Break last week, accompanying my friend Bob on his first vacation since his stroke four years ago. We went to, of all places, Las Vegas. We went to Vegas because it was cheap, convenient for Bob’s … Continue reading

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Playing

Debbie and I went for a walk along the river Friday morning, and the snow was deep enough that I put on a pair of snowshoes. I hadn’t worn snowshoes since I was in the Army, and I was predisposed … Continue reading

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Locally, All Politics is Local, Kinda

I’m the Membership Secretary of our county Democratic Party this year. We finished up our membership renewal drive last week, and we are turning our attention to recruiting. It is part of the much feared “Democrat Agenda”. I spent a … Continue reading

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