Category: Carole

Run For Empowerment

I wanted to thank everyone who sponsored me in the 2016 “Run for Empowerment”, a fund-raiser event to benefit Women Helping Battered Women. The run took place a couple weekends ago on June 18 and raised over $20,000 for the WHBW programs. Thanks to…

Run For Empowerment: $825 down — $175 to go!

Great news! With one day left to fundraise, my fundraising total for this Saturday’s “Run For Empowerment” is $825. (Thank you so much, sponsors!!) I’m aiming to raise $1000, though, so I’ve got $175 to go. The Run for Empowerment is a fundraiser for…

Help Stop Domestic Violence

Women Helping Battered Women is holding its annual fundraising walk/run this Saturday at Waterfront Park in Burlington. They’re a small non-profit with a huge workload, providing support (including a shelter and a 24-hour hotline) for victims of domestic violence. I’m walking in the event…

2016 Women Helping Battered Women Race for Empowerment

In just a few days I’ll be taking part in the 2016 Women Helping Battered Women “Run for Empowerment” at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. I have a $1000 fundraising goal and am just barely over 40% of the way there. Will you sponsor…

Huck On The Run

Our tabby cat, Huckleberry, has a perpetual case of wanderlust despite our repeatedly telling him that the woods around our house are just full of owls and fishers and other critters that would just love to eat a tasty tabby. Once in a while,…

If only we had kids to embarrass by doing stuff like this…

Carole and Jay: Love Shack 2016

Telepathy

Carole and I went for an absolutely purposeless drive this afternoon. It wasn’t an especially pretty afternoon: overcast and gray, with scattered patches of snow and mud. But it was better than sitting around the house staring at the wallpaper, you know? We drove…

Treetop Obstacle Tour

My wife and I spent Labor Day afternoon on the Treetop Obstacle Course at Arbortrek Canopy Adventures in Jeffersonville, Vermont. It was arduous, difficult, and enormously fun… right up until my upper body strength gave completely out on the last, extreme-difficult obstacle and I…

Jeopardy!

Carole will be appearing on Jeopardy! on Tuesday, November 5. (Tomorrow, as I post this.) We cannot say how many episodes she’ll be on — only the first. If she won, she’ll be on the next day, and so on. If she lost, she…

Exciting discovery today

I go to Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington, Vermont. We get newcomers there all the time. We do our best to make them feel welcome, and I think they do, because we have a lively and friendly church, with a congregation well-distributed…

Beta blockers and “warming up”

In recent months, Jay and I have both had some troubling blood-pressure readings and have been put on hypertension drugs by our doctors. As luck would have it, we are both now taking metaprolol, one of the family of “beta blocker” medicines. Beta blockers…

Superplagal cadence?

In music theory, a cadence is a “melodic or harmonic configuration that creates a sense of repose or resolution” (thanks, Wikipedia; thanks, Harvard Dictionary of Music). The most basic cadence, also called authentic or standard cadence, ends in the chords V-I. (If you don’t…

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