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Always glad to be back home
Thursday, June 05, 2014      3 comments

We had a great time in New Orleans! The food, the drink, the sights, the people! Ready to go back another time! But always good to get back home! Puppies were so glad see us, and us them! Looking forward to being in my bed tonight! And ... Read more
Goodbye old friend (lawn mower)
Friday, May 30, 2014      3 comments

Got some sad news today. My self propelled mower has officially bit the dust! According to the shop, the engine is totally seized up and nothing is going to bring it back to life! ... Read more
Close Encounter
Thursday, May 22, 2014      4 comments

Very stormy afternoon here on the Delmarva. Tornado warning broadcast at 4:30PM local time, we and the puppies quickly moved to the basement. All clear at 5:00PM, but major damage just 4 miles due west from an apparent tornado. We'll know for... Read more
Did the roles change?
Monday, May 19, 2014      8 comments

In early April, my dad (age 82) moved from his house to a retirement community nearby, and he resides as an independent resident. He has been living alone since the end of 2011 when my mom passed away, and while he has been functional, it was b... Read more
First 10K Race A Success!
Saturday, May 17, 2014      5 comments

Made the big step up to 10K racing today. Ran in the Kennett Run race in Kennett Square, PA (25th anniversary) -- perfect racing conditions -- mid 50's, sunny, no wind! Very happy with my results: 1:00.21! A 9:41 / mile pace, had plent... Read more
Racing / Mac Updates
Monday, April 21, 2014      6 comments

- Saturday, April 19 Ronald McDonald "Run for the House 5K" race: This is the 2nd race I've used my Garmin Forerunner 220 in, and interestingly enough, it showed the race course was 3.16 miles! So, my course time was 28:21, close, but n... Read more
Technology Disorientation (would be a good title for a Big Bang Theory Episode!)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday late afternoon my MacBook Pro really started to run slow, so like all good technical folks I started running some diagnostics only to find it going the Mac OSX version of BSOD (Blue screen of death) -- for a Mac, it is "GSOD" (grey scr... Read more
Big Day For My Dad
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      8 comments

A very big day for my dad -- he is moving from the place he has called home for the last 30 years to a nearby senior living community! He has been living alone for the past 2+ years (my mom passed away on 12/31/2011) and while he has managed OK... Read more
Feels like a Monday...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      4 comments

Good news: Nice 3 day weekend and was able to recover from my trip to Arizona. Bad news: Tuesday is here, and I am NOT in the mood to work! Good news: It's a 4 day work week, so if I can just get through today, tomorrow will be here and the... Read more
Heading home...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      5 comments

As much as I have enjoyed the warm 80+ degree temps, low humidity, and great southwestern cuisine, I am ready to get home to be with DW and the puppies! I did get my "fix" of southwestern food today -- a Mexican omelet for breakfast (which had ... Read more
Very good trip to Arizona
Saturday, March 29, 2014      6 comments

After this winter on the Delmarva peninsula, any reason to go to Arizona would make it a good trip, but as it turned out, this one was even better than expected. A little background... My dad has been living alone for over 2 years now. My... Read more
"My Little Pony" Bully Debate
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      9 comments
ony-bag-article-1.1726433 Is this a tough issue or what? When I first heard the story on "Good Morning America", my immediate reaction was to take the side of the 9... Read more
Result: 20,818 days
Friday, March 14, 2014      9 comments

I turn 57 years old tomorrow, and while that may be an unremarkable age, what caught my eye is turning 57 and having been born in 1957. Symmetry... So I took it one step further and used an app to calculate the # of days I've been on plane... Read more
Nice run today
Saturday, March 01, 2014      6 comments

Saturdays are typically my long run days (no work conflicts, etc), and so I had set two goals for today's run: 1) Run at least 5 miles; and 2) If my legs still had life in them, go for a total of 6 miles. Of particular concern is my right kne... Read more
A year already?
Friday, February 21, 2014      10 comments

A year ago today my wife and I each had significant events to celebrate: - She was hired by a local not-for-profit company, and I am pleased to report it has exceeded her expectations. The words she uses to describe it: "I feel valued!" ... Read more

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