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Continued Dumbassery, Duke Chapel Edition

By | June 2, 2019

Friends, consider the video embedded below. If I’ve done things right, clicking it should cause it to start playing at the 13 minute and 50 second mark. When the video cuts away from the the Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg encouraging us to share the peace of Christ with one another, look to the front row on the right.… Read More »

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Another Year, Another Marauding Antediluvian Saurian Bearing Angiosperms

By | February 14, 2019

I think Champ is really obsessed with me. He came by my office for the second year in a row to wish me Happy Valentine’s Day! Doesn’t he look bigger than last year? The handler who brought him in, said he’d been eating a lot of hot dogs. I dunno, I heard he’s been eating a lot of… Read More »

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Happy New Year!

By | January 1, 2019

Happy New Year, y’all. Why the above picture? When I was a kid, Mom was a dedicated subscriber to the New Yorker. As far as I know, she subscribed right up until the day she died, and for that matter, quite some time after. Dad never got around to cancelling subscriptions to Mom’s magazines; when I visited him… Read More »

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Happy Thanksgiving from Carole

By | November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. As usual, we spent a quiet Thanksgiving. No family visits. Just us and kitties. But I’m thankful that Jay was home. He’s been traveling an awful lot. Last weekend, he walked yet another 3-Day (Susan G. Komen event) in San Diego. Came home with horribly blistered feet and he’s been experiencing some strain in one… Read More »

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Happy Thanksgiving from Jay

By | November 22, 2018

At times, when I stop and attempt to be “thankful”, I realize that I have life so absurdly good that it’s almost embarrassing. And I don’t mean in terms of the amount of money I bring home on my paycheck or the amount of luxury stuff I have sitting around the house (we have one (1) luxury item,… Read More »

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Wish Lists

By | January 13, 2018

I’ve got an Amazon.com wish list. Woo-hoo! Okay, so what? So do a lot of people. It’d probably be easier to list the people who don’t. I’ve got a friend who has a pet bunny and the bunny has a wish list. You wander around the net, reading stuff on blogs and forums, and it’s more or less inevitable… Read More »

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Wanted: Rundown Waterfront Motel for Depressing Experience

By | October 7, 2016

As you all know, I’m all about the “wallowing in depression”. Carole’s going to visit her parents in Ohio for Thanksgiving (Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton, FWIW) and I have no plans. I found myself pondering today, “What would be the most depressing place to spend Thanksgiving by oneself?” I don’t mean “in solitary confinement in a Supermax”… Read More »

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Laughing Out Loud In Church (London Edition)

By | May 3, 2016

Last Thanksgiving, I decided to treat myself to a spontaneous, random trip across the Atlantic to London, England. Just me. (Carole has been to London already — she spent a few weeks there when she was an undergraduate at Harvard.) I had an awesome hotel just around the corner from Westminster Abbey and Parliament. I spent a lot… Read More »

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Christmas Eve in Vermont

By | December 24, 2013

Two days ago we had an ice storm. From our point of view, it didn’t come to much; we never lost power and all our preparation was for nothing. We got a quarter inch of ice on our branches and deck railings and so on, but we never even had to salt the driveway. Well, yesterday things changed… Read More »

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