Author Archives: Jay Furr

What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 6 (At Sea)

Monday, August 20 was the sixth day of our vacation, and the third day of our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise. It was one of our two “sea days” — days without a port call — and we spent it transiting … Continue reading

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 5 (Fear and Loathing in Berlin)

Sunday, August 19 was the first full day of our nine-day Baltic cruise, and when I say “fulI” mean full. It was one hell of a long day. We docked in Warnemunde (the port of the city of Rostock), on the … Continue reading

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 4 (All Aboard)

Saturday, August 18 was the first day of our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise aboard the “Norwegian Breakaway”, a big-ass cruise ship decorated from end to end in New York-oriented stuff. Most of the year it serves the New York market, … Continue reading

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 3 (Tivoli)

Friday, August 17 was our first full day in Copenhagen and the last day before we embarked on our nine-day Baltic Sea cruise. We kept things simple and didn’t try to do too much; mostly we wandered around the legendary … Continue reading

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 2 (Arrival)

Day 2 of our Baltic Sea vacation was our first day in Denmark. Our red-eye flight from Chicago got us to Copenhagen at 1 pm local time, which actually worked out well. By the time we got our bags (all … Continue reading

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What We Did On Our 2018 Summer Vacation, Day 1 (Across The Pond)

This past August we took what was probably our most ambitious vacation ever — a nine day cruise around the Baltic Sea, stopping off in quite a few countries along the way. I say “ambitious” because frankly, we ran ourselves … Continue reading

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Pig On A Park Bench

Remember that line from “Eleanor Rigby” — “Father McKenzie, writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear”? I’ve been spending my free time the last few days writing up our August 2018 cruise to the Baltic Sea, … Continue reading

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Global Alert For All: Jesus Is Coming Soon

On January 18, 1994 someone posting as “Clarence Thomas IV” posted a message titled “Global Alert for All: Jesus Is Coming Soon” to basically every Usenet newsgroup 1text-based discussion forums, kind of like chat rooms but dating well back before the … Continue reading

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Apropos of nothing…

Carole really likes her tortoiseshell kitties. This one is Maggie. We adopted her in 2017.

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Ahem

I would like to take this moment to say to the world: I am in a depressed, pathetic state of mind. No, that has nothing to do with the Georgia/Alabama game. I am incredibly grateful that no one invited me … Continue reading

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