Author Archives: Dan Antion

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.

Labor of Love

I started writing this post in my daughter’s apartment while watching a pair of male cats and the NCAA Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Faith was away, and those boys needed to be fed – they always need to be fed. Those … Continue reading

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I love Catalogs

There, I said it. I know that you’ve already computed my age as being somewhere between ‘old’ and ‘ancient’ and you’re already bracing yourself for a trip down memory lane. I’m ok with my age, and this isn’t a post … Continue reading

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Because Stuff Happens (but didn’t)

About a week ago, I had the opportunity to watch a local fire department as they conducted a drill of rescue techniques. The invitation came as a result of my daughter having donated her car to be one of the … Continue reading

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Impressive Political Moments

On most days I travel through 5 or 6 towns on my way to work. New England is like that; a collection of tiny, congested, parochial little towns with identities confined within boarders that fly by, one after the other. … Continue reading

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5-Second Rules

M&M’s, Ritz Bits, Grapes, Twizzlers and Skittles are all subject to the standard 5-second rule. Drop it, and if you can pick it up, blow it off and eat it quickly enough, it’s not contaminated. Sure, you’d tell your kids … Continue reading

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Music of the Road Gone By

Later this year, my daughter and I will be on a road-trip. That used to mean that we would have to plan the music, but that’s no longer a chore. The car is iPod ready and we both have iPod/iPhone … Continue reading

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Maybe Disorder Wasn’t the Right Word

Last week, my friend Brad Lewis shared a link on Facebook to a Huffington Post article titled: What to Eat To Get Your Sleep Back On Track Seeing the link made me laugh for a couple of reasons. First, Brad … Continue reading

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