Category Archives: Carole

Huck On The Run

By | April 2, 2016

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, despite our best efforts, he makes a desperate bid for freedom and must be… Read More »

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

By | February 19, 2016

Carole and Jay: Love Shack 2016

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By | January 17, 2016

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 down south to Middlebury, had hot drinks at “Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe“, then walked… Read More »

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Treetop Obstacle Tour

By | September 7, 2015

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 had to be rescued by the staff. (Rescued = rappelled to the ground) We’ll… Read More »

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By | November 4, 2013

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 won’t. The episode(s) were filmed back in September in Los Angeles. Carole got on… Read More »

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Exciting discovery today

By | March 3, 2013

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 over all ages. One woman who started attending a few months ago was Bridget.… Read More »

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Beta blockers and “warming up”

By | March 2, 2013

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 have the general effect of slowing down the sympathetic nervous system, aka the “fight… Read More »

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Superplagal cadence?

By | February 1, 2013

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 know what that means, here’s some basic music theory: V refers to a triad… Read More »

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Modern banking: I still hate it

By | February 1, 2013

Jay and I have been pretty short on cash lately. This isn’t our fault; it’s because for quite a few months of last year, I worked for someone who *ahem* did not pay me. Not an illegal action; I was a contractor, and I took the job knowing that the company had cash-flow problems and that they might… Read More »

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