Song Suggestions Needed

By | August 24, 2019

Carole and I are signed up to be “sweep” crew for the 2019 New England Susan G Komen 3-Day (September 6-7-8). You probably know what that means — we’ll be driving a van along the route each day, picking up walkers who are too tired/blistered/sore/etcetera to continue on. Sometimes people just need a lift for a little while,… Read More »

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Send us mail at the 2019 Twin Cities 3-Day

By | August 1, 2019

Carole and I will be walking in the 2019 Susan G Komen Twin Cities 3-Day in three weeks (August 18-20). Those of you who have taken part in past 3-Day events know how nice it is to walk 20 miles and then get to the 3-Day campsite and find letters and postcards of encouragement sent by friends and… Read More »

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being… Light

By | July 30, 2019

My diet and weight loss efforts are paying off. I started off at 255 lbs and I am now somewhere below 209 lbs. My goal is to get back down to 180 pounds, which is where I was last time I went on a big diet and got myself back in good shape … almost 10 years ago.… Read More »

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Baseball: “After”

By | July 24, 2019

So now it can be told: Carole did a splendid job on the Star-Spangled Banner at the July 22 Vermont Lake Monsters game, and I suck at throwing out first pitches. As I said, throwing out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game ain’t no thing. No one gives a damn how spectacularly well, or spectacularly awful,… Read More »

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Weight Loss Update

By | July 22, 2019

Against all logic and reason, my weight loss plan is going well. From a high of 258 pounds in February, I’m down to 209.4 as of Saturday. I know that people lie about their diets all the time, but my scale is WiFi/Internet-integrated and the numbers don’t lie. It’s knowing that the scale will rat me out digitally for… Read More »

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Baseball: “Before”

By | July 22, 2019

Tonight will be a special night in the Furr household. Carole will be singing the national anthem at tonight’s Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball game, which is cool, and … I’ll be throwing out the first pitch, which isn’t actually all that cool. Or exciting. Or noteworthy. The Lake Monsters play in the short-season A (low-level, the… Read More »

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Lemur Art

By | July 15, 2019

Carole and I spent Memorial Day weekend down in Durham, NC, where we lived in the mid-1990s. (I lived there from the fall of 1993 to the spring of 1998; Carole was there from early 1996 to the spring of 1998.) Though we’d been back for a few weddings in the late 1990s, we hadn’t been back just… Read More »

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Stonewall 50

By | July 3, 2019

We missed the official anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by five days, but better late than never. I’d like to keep this short and simple and just say two things: As far as I’m concerned, you can love whoever the hell you want. Anyone who says the battle for LGBTQ rights is all over and “won”, hasn’t been… Read More »

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Duluth

By | July 2, 2019

When I was 14 my father paid a doctor $250 to sedate me heavily and then had me shipped via air freight to a museum in Duluth, MN. The awkward part was, of course, that the shipping company disregarded the “THIS END UP” on the box and transported me with my head down and my feet up. When… Read More »

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In memory of their sacrifice: June 6, 1944

By | June 6, 2019
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