Category Archives: Andrew

Pro tip: count noses.

Smokey’s parents moved from Chicago to Palm Harbor FL after my FIL retired. We visited them for two weeks every Christmas; our boys never saw an actual white Christmas (Day) until they were 11 and 6. Generally, we drove the … Continue reading

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Stuff in bullet form.

We are making an unscheduled road trip to Sioux Falls to deliver my 1998 Volvo to Elder Son and GF. This should make his move more pleasant. 2 adults + 12-yo girl + 120-pound dog + cat + luggage in … Continue reading

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Graduation #6*.

Elder Son graduated from his family medicine residency last weekend on Smokey’s birthday. Younger Son went with us to Sioux Falls to observe and celebrate. That evening we went to a Brazilian steakhouse for the traditional celebratory dinner. Neither Smokey … Continue reading

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Road trip!

Elder Son graduates from his residency program this weekend, so we are off to Sioux Falls. It’s a six-hour trip one way, more or less, so that means… NEW PROJECT! Ahem. Yeah, I already have a portable project OTN, but … Continue reading

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Elder Son recommended an Icelandic group that he thought I might like.

He was right, but not for the reason he thought. See the lopapeysa in its natural habitat!

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Roots and wings.

Elder Son will finish his residency in family medicine in June. Last weekend he was flown to New Mexico to interview for 3-4 days at┬áthe Indian Health Service medical facility on the Zuni reservation there. His best friend from med … Continue reading

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So, there I was, browsing Twitter in the wee hours…

… and I came upon this tweet… …and nearly screamed and woke up Smokey. That is an unattributed photo of a protest in New York City in September, 2004, during the Republican National Convention. See that bearded fellow in the … Continue reading

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HB2Y, ES!

and recycled Halloween costumes. He was never much interested in sports, but he ran cross-country in high school and was an enthusiastic swimmer all summer.     He has never been afraid to share his anti-war sentiments. Clockwise from top … Continue reading

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Let’s do some bullets.

Younger Son was scheduled to be on a two-week business trip to Italy over Thanksgiving, so we decided to go to Sioux Falls to see Elder Son for the holiday. YS’s trip was postponed, so he went with us. Fun … Continue reading

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Elder Son gave a presentation. This was his slide of references.

  He DID have a slide with the real references after it. He said that initially there was ┬ásilence in the room until people got it, then lots of laughter.

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