Monthly Archives: November 2010

Deskbound

My notebook is showing signs of hard drive failure, so I ordered a new computer today. I’ve used notebooks for the last 15-16 years — the last desktop I bought, as John’s high school computer, is still my “emergency” computer, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Commitment

Peter got a mailer from the NRA last week (addressed “Dear Wayne” – go figure) urging him to renew his annual membership. Among the membership options was this gem: “I’m ready to make the ultimate commitment to freedom. Please enroll … Continue reading

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Black Friday

Black Friday is upon us, and I’m going to ignore it, staying out of the “big box” stores, which will be mad houses. My friend Leo and his extended family do Black Friday up proud, though, heading into Madison hours … Continue reading

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This isn’t Minnesota, but …

… it is cold this morning. We don’t have snow on the ground yet, though, but that’s next, and its time to start thinking about it. Michael is off work today, so I don’t think that I’ll go over to … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day

A beloved American tradition, Thanksgiving Day offers us the opportunity to focus our thoughts on the grace that has been extended to our people and our country. This spirit brought together the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe — … Continue reading

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Don’t blame the mirror …

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has tracked extremist groups and hate speech for most of my lifetime, issued a report earlier this week indicating that the group will list 13 anti-gay hate groups, including five groups not previously listed. … Continue reading

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Rain/Ice/Snow/Wind

The weather forecast for tomorrow. I think I’m staying indoors, cuddled up with the cats.

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Milestone

I applied for social security today. It is a milestone, I guess, government recognition that I’m now old (if not yet in the way, Sank). It is a bit disorienting. Until this afternoon, social security was something in my future, … Continue reading

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Track

I did the final track inspection of the year at the railroad this morning.  It was a gorgeous day, and Debbie came along for the walk.   We saw a dozen deer, out enjoying the day too, along the mile and … Continue reading

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Ho! Ho!

Michael and I finished up our holiday shopping today. Now all we have to do is wait for the UPS truck to deliver, and wrap.

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