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On a cold winter’s day, there are some things that just bring comfort.  A piping-hot bowl of hearty stew, a comfortable chair with a dog on the ottoman at one’s feet, a warm favourite sweater…. Life is good.

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And Then, All at Once…

…it was autumn. This time last week, it was high 80’s/low 90’s.  Since Tuesday, we haven’t broken 65, with lows in the 50’s.  It’s almost as though somebody whispered to the weather gods “hey, the solstice was on Friday,” and they suddenly got their act together. We approve entirely.  The windows are open, Charlie Parker … Continue reading »

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Oh, Sonavuh…

We were listening to NPR this afternoon when the reporter announced that she’s 26. When did we become an old man? We suppose we can still be a soothsayer.

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A Family Connection

For those unaware, we grew up on Baa Baa Black Sheep (under its alternate title, Black Sheep Squadron) occasionally viewed in the local Visiting Officers’ Quarters while traveling. We chanced to discover upon the following: https://www.radialconversions.com/ http://www.rotecengines.com/Projects/BrianKelly.html Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HdqLQEpZoA Upon referral to Dad (who also introduced me to airplanes, and to proper–read: round) engines, he … Continue reading »

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Sunday at the Lake

  Happy birthday, America, and everybody who shares the day.

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Cost and Conversation

This morning’s xkcd raised an interesting idea in our mind.  A number of the quotations cited bemoan the death of the old-fashioned letter–a lengthy, carefully crafted piece of writing–in favor of the much shorter note as bringing about the end of fine writing (a couple of others decry the shortening of the news cycle from … Continue reading »

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How do you know when your life has reached a point of stability? When you can get out of bed, go to the kitchen, make noise (grinding beans for coffee), come back, and the dog doesn’t even lift his head, then your life is stable.

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