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.

A Night at the Opera

If we were having a beer, we would both be a little sad that Cheryl wasn’t behind the bar. “I hate breaking in a new bartender. I hope that Cheryl is just sick or something.” “Maybe we should hope for … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Come Ye Thankful People

Somehow, I knew that with Thanksgiving always being celebrated on a Thursday, that my choice for Thursday Doors was going to be thankful. I knew it and yet, I couldn’t quite figure it out. Then, on Sunday morning, it hit … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Start the Fire

Oh wait, yes, I did, but it wasn’t intentional. Earlier this year, I promised to share this story. If it makes it to the blog, you should thank my editor for providing her services. This event may not yet be … Continue reading

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Back Where I Come From

Linda is away this week, but Helen Espinosa, a friend of SoCS has given us a prompt as challenging as Linda might have done on her own: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “to/too/two.” Use one, use … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Walk to Javits

Last week, I was in New York for a company meeting. Since we were going down on Wednesday for dinner, I decided to go a few hours early, to visit the exhibit hall of a conference being held at the … Continue reading

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His Revenge

Are you looking for a nice fresh thriller to read? Do you know someone who loves reading a fast moving, well considered, keep-you-flippin-pages-long-after-you-should-have-turned-off-the-lamp book? If you answered yes to either question, then you should pay attention to the announcement below. … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Tell You

So many things started flowing through my head when I read Linda’s SoCS prompt for this week: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “indescribable.”  Use the actual word in your post or just base your post on … Continue reading

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