Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It was a long (4 hour) drive north to drop my first born off at college yesterday and then a long (4 hour) drive back home. I had…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Owning to his presence at an out-of-town summer camp the last few years during the week of my birthday, my son hasn’t been around to celebrate with me…

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Still Missing

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The wife has been complaining for a while now that I NEVER clear out my phone mails. She, being organized, comments upon it every time she has to…

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Star Stuff

Friday, July 8, 2016

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” — Carl Sagan For more wonderful, wise, and eloquent thoughts, check here. And if you…

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Madison and Village Lights

Monday, May 23, 2016

Two Thursdays ago my wife and I headed over to Madison Indiana, where she had a work conference. My son, just finished with his first year of college, tagged…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sometimes I think it’s interesting to chart your life by your interests/obsessions. I suppose for a lot of men my age it starts with dinosaurs or indian tribes or…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I grew up a city boy. Now, as a city boy in a small mid-western city I was probably a lot more familiar with wildlife than someone born…

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Last Friday I mentioned that I was reading a Viking series about Harald Hardrada by Poul Anderson, but failed to mention the title. This is The Golden Horn,…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Well, almost. You can tell it’s around the corner because of the way our favorite tree is blooming, or the way I hear chirps all day — you…

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Monday, March 7, 2016

I love a good orange. Usually this space is reserved for talking about writing, or books, or writers, or games. But today I’m kvetching about oranges. A couple…

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