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.

The Other Side of I-80

A few weeks ago I wrote about being rescued in Omaha by my brother who was kind enough to drive 2 ½ hours to fetch me from a hastily arranged backup airport. The ride from Omaha, NE to Ames, IA, … Continue reading

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Degrees and Degrees and…Degrees

This post is part of SoCS challenge. I don’t usually respond to prompts and I haven’t ever participated in a weekly challenge of any sort. I saw this on Sandy’s Jar, a blog that I follow but I was just … Continue reading

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My Teams Sweep

Note: I don’t often focus on sports here but this was just so cool. I tried to include a few explanations for foreign readers and non-sports fans. Last Thursday evening, while packing for a road trip to Pittsburgh, I was … Continue reading

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The Shape Women Want and the Cuban Missile Crisis

I will be the first to admit that I have a habit of saying dumb things. For example: I did tell my wife, when she was in the early days of being pregnant with our daughter: “you don’t really even … Continue reading

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The Results are In…Who Cares?

Earlier this year, I was listening to an NPR interview where the person being interviewed was explaining the difficulties associated with conducting political polls these days. Of course, my first thought was “then just stop trying” because I hate getting … Continue reading

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New Camera

One of the harder lessons to learn, at least for me, is that there is a big difference between second attempts and second chances. The difference between these two things is contained within two adages that most of us were … Continue reading

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Too Much Nothing

Earlier this week, I was searching for a clip of the song that Sam sang in Casablanca. No, not that song, not the “play it” song, but the other one. The upbeat one with the verse: “Who’s got nothin? “We … Continue reading

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