Monthly Archives: August 2008

Rock and a Pride Place

Brad, Randy and I spent the day at LaCrosse Prise yesterday, staffing the DPW’s LGBT booth and the Fair Wisconsin booth, which were side by side. The drive up was fun. I hadn’t seen Randy and Brad for a few … Continue reading

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Gold

I watched Matthew Mitcham, 20, win the Olympic 10-meter platform diving gold medal with his sixth and final dive, the highest scoring dive in the history of Olympic competition. It was thrilling to watch Mitcham in the finals, a perfect … Continue reading

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Give me a break …

I discovered that Michael’s left-side rear tire has a slow leak the other day. I inflated it, and we will get it fixed on Monday, his day off. He drives all of a couple of miles to work, so it … Continue reading

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Thilly is as Thilly does …

Hallmark Wedding/Civil Union Card I’ve been getting the American Family Association’s “Action Alerts” since sometime in June, thanks to a mischievous adolescent or perhaps one of my admirers from the bible-pounding crowd. The AFA is odious, but good for a … Continue reading

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Switches set to normal …

I was using Number 5 for track and yard work early yesterday morning, hauling rocks back from the cuts for the rock garden we will build this fall at the entrance. I unloaded the rocks and left Number 5 in … Continue reading

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Behemoth

261 at Union Station in Chicago The 261 Northern is enormous and breathtaking, as I discovered today, twice, as the train rumbled by a few feet away while I was keeping the crowds at a safe distance. My guess is … Continue reading

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261

The Milwaukee Road 261, 4-8-4 Northern, is coming to town today, with a return trip tomorrow. Along with a number of others from the railroad, I’ll be providing security at the Dells train station, keeping the curious at a safe … Continue reading

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Gas and Steam

John, Rose and I spent several hours at the Badger Gas & Steam show this afternoon, and it was time well spent, if for no other reason than to see the two of them enjoying one another’s company. We saw … Continue reading

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Laying around …

Helen came down Monday, bringing John, who will spend a week or so here before heading off to Austin for law school. I’m not sure John is ready for Austin, or Austin ready for John. But they’ll work it out. … Continue reading

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Lazy River

Debbie and I headed out on the river just after seven this morning, and the first half hour was magical. The air was perfectly still, a mist was on the river, and as the sun began to heat the air, … Continue reading

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