Calling Trump

I learned how to play Euchre during my freshman (and only) year at Allegheny College. I can’t remember if it was the senior who lived by himself in the dorm across the hall or one of my three roommates who

Wait, there’s more

I got sick of listening to the radio during my daily commute to and from work. Often I’d listen to Pandora or iTunes instead but I wanted something more engaging so I started searching for podcasts. The TED Talks stuff


I love spring. I’ve often stated (and strongly believed) that autumn was my favorite season and I do look forward to the colors, smells and contentment that comes with autumn and the harvest festivals. But spring brings the joy of

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Look Closer

This is the tip of one of those feathery, leaf-type tops of some ornamental grass stalks that they planted around the parking lot at work. Since the building is new, I’m guessing these plants will get to be pretty big

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Road Trip

We went to Binghamton, NY to attend the funeral services for my wife’s grandmother. Binghamton, NY is about a ten-hour drive and Piper doesn’t like to be constrained in her car seat for any length of time. Since she will


A while back, more than a decade to be honest, I heard something that made me laugh the kind of laugh that comes from what I refer to as “smart humor”. In other words, it was cerebral laughter as opposed


We took our daughter to the movies on Saturday night. There are a couple aspects to this outing worth mentioning. First, this was Piper’s very first movie (she’s 4 months old) and, secondly, we took her to the drive-in. It

Plus ça change…

It’s another version, surprise! The last one was my first dabbling with WordPress and, after extensive reading and twiddling, I believe I acquired a decent, workable understanding of the system.  Then I let it rot. It’s my way:  Dive in with

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