Monthly Archives: March 2009

Walks

Debbie and I started the morning with a walk up to High Rock. John and I ended the day walking the railroad, doing the tie-by-tie track inspection. Walks.

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Blast IT!

I didn’t go out on the tracks today. I helped Gil instead. Gil is working to get the winter rebuild of #98 completed, and we worked to cut the metal so that Gil could build new oilers. As is the … Continue reading

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Cracks me up …

“Scharbach: secure enough in his highly ambiguous sexuality to defend your interests while wearing an apron.” – Courtesy of the campaign … John is running a campaign, serious or not I can’t tell, for a seat on the student government … Continue reading

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Earth Hour, Redux

Michael and I observed Earth Hour last night from 8:30 to 9:30 in the evening. It didn’t amount to much for us, in the way of sacrifice, anyway. Living without lights is something we do relatively frequently, because our power … Continue reading

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Things Springish

I think we are safely into Spring now. We are going to get an inch or so of snow tonight, assuming the weather forecasters are close to target, and that will be the end of it. If tonight’s snow doesn’t … Continue reading

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Milk

Michael and I watched Milk tonight. I was struck by how little has changed, in one sense, and how much has changed, in another. What has not changed are: (1) the arguments of religious conservatives (the arguments of Anita Bryant … Continue reading

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Need a Rock?

If you ever need a rock, show up at my house with a shovel. Dig anywhere. Anywhere, at random. About a foot down, you’ll find one, usually about 200 pounds worth. No wonder this field was never productive, turned to … Continue reading

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Buddy

Helen wrote this morning that Buddy died, peacefully, during the night. He had been slipping away since early February. During his most recent visit to the Dells, between Christmas and New Years, he slept much of the time. He still … Continue reading

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Vaguely Unsatisfied

I brought home a Martha Grimes cozy from the library the other day. I hadn’t read anything by her before. Michael commented that he’d read several of her mysteries, but they always left him vaguely unsatisfied. Me too, as it … Continue reading

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Tick, Tick, Tick

The authors of two blogs on the “Folk’s Blogs” list — Ragamuffin Ramblings and Sunny Says — have undergone heart catheterization in the last couple of weeks. Both, thankfully, seem to be all right, with nothing life-threatening going on. I’m … Continue reading

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