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.

Cherished: A Portrait, a Photograph, a Memory, a Feeling

Note: This is a guest post for the Cherished Blogfest. It was written by my brother Bruce and I am honored to present it to you. I have an oil painting of my late wife Barb from a picture we … Continue reading

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Cherished – Scroll Saw Project

The hardest part of this blogfest was narrowing the field of cherished objects down to a single item. The second hardest part was staying south of 500 words because WordPress counts the photo descriptions and, well, I do tend to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Don’t Tell Mom

I left something out of the Urban Hike post last week. It was a planned omission because I wanted to save a little bit of sightseeing for Norm’s Thursday Doors series. We spied this door while heading north from Charter … Continue reading

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WordPress Might be Improving

When I was working in the yard digging those trenches, I had my iPhone in my back pocket. I always have it with me. I check it now and then, and I usually turn it off before replacing it to … Continue reading

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Fleas, Weeds and Bunnies

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “fly/flies/flew/flu/flue.” Choose one, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!” I know that Linda’s alliterative and repetitive prompt doesn’t mention fleas, but as soon as I read it, I … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Big Plans, Sad Story

Society for Savings was the first mutual savings bank in the state of Connecticut. Incorporated in 1819, it operated in Hartford until it “merged” with Bank of Boston under the weight of a failed commercial real estate loan portfolio. Lots … Continue reading

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Urban Hike

Several weeks ago, I used the doors at the Riverside Park Boat House for my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors series. In that post, I talked about how the Hartford Riverside Recapture agency has done a great job of bringing … Continue reading

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