Monthly Archives: May 2014

One-Man Shop

30 years ago my wife and I were in Sears buying a globe for a hanging lamp I had made. While there, I was drooling over the power tools. Craftsman isn’t my first choice for power tools these days, but … Continue reading

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In Their Honor

Memorial Day is here again and I’ll spend some portion of the day thinking about a few veterans that are no longer with us, a few who are and a few million I don’t know. War stories, war movies, the … Continue reading

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Weird Happy Proud

See that beautiful young woman at the right? That’s my daughter. I usually say our daughter, since my wife had a significant role in the process, but on that day, at that moment, she was my daughter. She’s about to … Continue reading

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I Am Pittsburgh

A blogger friend of mine recently wrote an article reflecting on A Sense of Place. I commented that despite having moved away from Pittsburgh, PA after college and having lived on both coasts between then and now, I still feel … Continue reading

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The Great Race to Below Average

I woke up last Friday to find an email from Twitter encouraging me to go, as they said: “Beyond words. Twitter is for sharing standout moments. And not just with text. It lets you tell stories — as they happen … Continue reading

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A Train A Train A Train A Train

Would you, could you on a train? If you have kids, had kids or have been a kid at any point since 1960, you probably recognize the title and the first sentence as being from “Green Eggs and Ham” by … Continue reading

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Weeds Perennials and Unwanted Growth

This is not a blog post about flowers. I am talking complaining about marketing. I’ve talked about some of these before (the perennials) but they haven’t gone away and the new crop that is filling in the already crowded garden … Continue reading

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