Monthly Archives: January 2019

Polar Vortex and Trump

So today in the Upper Midwest the projected high temps are going to be in the negative double-digits. Putting that in perspective, it’s warmer in Antarctica right now. And, as further sobering perspective, schools have been closed in a number … Continue reading

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Coyote Poop

The world is filled with amazing things, starting with this: It’s right in the middle of the trail we walk in the woods near our house. Coyote poop. I intended to get a photo of it yesterday. But then I … Continue reading

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Small, Simple Steps

There was a time when I found lots of ‘stuff’ somehow comforting. But no more. At this stage of my life, I find myself very drawn to culling, tidying, and divesting. Unfortunately, I am still drawn to gadgets. More often … Continue reading

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The Writing Habit

I’ve never (until fairly recently) bought into the idea that practice is important. My life just didn’t lend itself to sustained effort. There were too many interruptions in a volatile household. And the things that spelled success in school came … Continue reading

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I Take This Job Seriously

So this morning, even though I’m running a little bit late, I wanted to be sure that you all were up-to-date on the latest developments in Trumpland. What I’m beginning to feel is that there’s something actually pathetic about the … Continue reading

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Halladay HOF (Schilling Not So Much)

So happy to see the news that the late great Roy Halladay is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. His records, not to mention his demeanor, surely put him in the ranks of the all-time greats. Meanwhile, as you may have … Continue reading

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Birdsong

Several mornings lately I’ve heard a familiar birdsong as I’ve walked to my car. Not yesterday, mind you, since it was well below zero and no wildlife was making even a peep. But other than yesterday, my avian friend greeted … Continue reading

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Unworthy Ambitions

I want to be unfollowed by some of the more egregiously hateful and asinine jerks on Twitter. There it is — an ‘ambition’ that’s a total waste of time. Of course, I’d love it if Pinocchio himself were to block … Continue reading

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Good Grief

I’m coming up on the 44th anniversary of my mother’s death on January 19. When she died I was 22 years old and had just graduated from college the spring before. And looking at those numbers, it strikes me that, … Continue reading

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The Run is Done, and I Think It Was My Fault

Move over Alshon. This one’s on me. Last week I posted the recipe for the Eagles’ next successful step in the playoffs. It was simple and to the point: do the same thing you did last week — exactly. Easy … Continue reading

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