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.

One-Liner Wednesday – Time

“We have now entered the phase of chug it or chuck it“ The flight attendants on Southwest always try to make their instructions and announcements a little more fun than the larger stuffy airlines. This was our flight attendant’s way … Continue reading

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Is the Office Open?

That’s the grown-up equivalent of “are we there yet?” Last Friday, we had a snow storm in Connecticut. Actually, we had a forecast of 3-5” (for my overseas readers, “ stands for inches which would be 7.62 – 12.7 cm) … Continue reading

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My Poor Finger

I’m not sure you know, or care to know how I handle my Saturday posts. Those conversations at the bar, they take a while to write. The more or less normal posts, like “Hand Crafted” are also planned pretty far … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Captain Benjamin Allyn II House

Are you ready to see a 346 year old door? Um, how about a 256 year old door? Confused? Yeah, so am I. So are a lot of people, including the National Register of Historic Places. I drive by this … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Outside

“Timothy Leary’s dead No, no, no, no, He’s outside looking in” – Moody Blues On Sunday morning, I was listening to NPR when they started talking about the Iowa Caucuses and I kinda lost it. I can’t listen to any … Continue reading

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Marketing Minds at Work?

With so many people fighting for our discretionary income, you would think that nobody would ever have to write about bad marketing or bad customer service. Yet, every six months or so, both of those themes surface here at No … Continue reading

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April A-to-Z – Really?

If we were having a beer you would question my sanity right from the start. “Are you actually going to participate in the April A-to-Z blogging challenge?” “I am.” “What were you thinking when you agreed to do that?” “I’ve … Continue reading

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