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.

Thursday Doors – Enfield Town Hall

Memorial Day is right around the corner here in the States so I thought I’d feature Enfield’s Town Hall because it sits adjacent to a war memorial. Memorials like this are common in the US, almost every little town has … Continue reading

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on markets and mark twain

Originally posted on itkindofgotawayfromyou:
It’s nice to be reminded from time to time that our plight in this world , for better or worse , is most likely shared by plenty of others .There’s comfort , somehow , in that…

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From Corner Store to a Block of Market

A few weeks ago John Howell (one of my favs) wrote one of his “10 things not to do” posts on the subject of grocery shopping. Having violated several of those rules, I dredged up my notes on grocery shopping. … Continue reading

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Stick This

When I saw that the SoCS prompt was “stick” a bunch of my father’s favorite expressions came to mind. These would be the kind of expressions that Evelyne suggested we should avoid sharing during her A-to-Z month of French idioms … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – All Work and No Play

Thursdays are usually a work day for me. Sometimes, I will take a Friday off, but four-day weekends are less frequent than the three-day variety. Most of the time, I am among the first people to arrive at our office. … Continue reading

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Why Do I Have to Know Stuff?

Last Thursday night, I received a text message and an email from a credit card company alerting me to a card-not-present transaction. This is a card that I use a lot at restaurants but not often for shopping so I … Continue reading

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troubleshootin’

Originally posted on itkindofgotawayfromyou:
Our tv suddenly decided to eliminate sound . The sound didn’t just break down completely . That would have made some sense .No , it began to tease us , trying to annoy us . A…

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