Category Archives: Family

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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Sunday random.

The Ten Wealthiest Musicians: 1. Andrew Lloyd Weber $1.2B 2. Paul McCartney $800M 3. Bono $600M 4. Bing Crosby $550M 5. Sean “Diddy” Combs $550M 6. Mariah Carey $500M 7. Jay-Z $475M 8. Dolly Parton $450M 9. Jimmy Buffet $400M … Continue reading

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Ser Percy pines.

Younger Son has been traveling since late August for work and pleasure — Zurich, Utrecht, Amsterdam, and probably places in between. He got home this week, and tonight he will come here to retrieve Ser Percy. Misha will miss her … Continue reading

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Christmas: done and dusted.

photo credit: Lynn Friedman via photopin cc We had a lovely couple of days. On Christmas Eve day Smokey had a doctor's appointment at the VA clinic 40 miles away, and Elder Son went along. Smoke's doc there is youngish … Continue reading

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Nostalgia.

I was searching through my iPhoto library for a photo of the mini-mini-motorhome — found it! — and came across some others that I felt the need to share. I sincerely hope none of you are still on dial-up because … Continue reading

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Randominity and navel-gazing.

I have noticed that any number of [non-fiction] books have a premise that would be perfect for a long article or a pamplet*, but which do not warrant an entire book. Not that that stops the pundits and analysts and … Continue reading

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Humbuggery not allowed. Apathy and laziness, yes. But no humbuggery.

photo credit: Neil. Moralee via photopin cc (circle & slash added) Reading this post made me consider my own level of Christmas cheeriness accomplishment. Here's what I found: Last week I intended to start playing Christmas music but somehow forgot. The post … Continue reading

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E-mail from Cousin George.

photo credit: rachelcreative via photopin cc Smokey got an email from his cousin telling of cousin's mother, age 90-something, who still lives on her own and drives herself. "She was getting ready to go for lunch and she thinks she … Continue reading

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If it is Sunday, I must be muttering. And stuff.

First, the mutterings. 64 :: When I'm… Dark :: Crystal. Honor :: thy father. Crystal :: Gayle. Postscript :: printer. Things :: go awry. Fever :: heat. Bare :: butt. Thump :: Bunny! Point of view :: slanted. * * … Continue reading

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August is for fun days.

Kym posted recently about August fun days. I thought that sounded like great idea — some fun every day. But the more I thought about what constituted my idea of fun, the more I realized that I already do that every … Continue reading

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