Many of you know that Maddie either bruised or pulled something a few weeks ago while jumping out of a chair. This was accompanied by a panic attack, the effects of which lingered longer than the physical pain. We appreciate all the kind comments, thoughts and prayers for our little redhead, and I am pleased... Continue Reading →
Last June, I was in Washington, D.C. for a short series of meetings. I had some free time before one of those meetings and I decided to squeeze in a little sightseeing. When I realized how easy it is to take the Metro (subway) to Arlington National Cemetery, my mind was set. Next stop, Arlington.... Continue Reading →
If we were having a beer, you would be moaning about having to drink alone for a couple of weeks. “Look, I know you were at your mom’s funeral and stuff, but I don’t think you should miss two Saturdays in a row.” “Sorry, the timing wasn’t my idea.” “I wouldn’t have thought you’d want... Continue Reading →
I remember hearing a story on NPR last year about a book, “The Rise of the Rocket Girls” which told the story about women who had been recruited into service at NASA’s predecessor agency, The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) to perform mathematical calculations before computers were commonplace. I thought about reading that book,... Continue Reading →
We all arrived in Pittsburgh on Friday night, for a Sunday church service and my mom’s funeral on Monday. That left us with some free time on Saturday. Faith and I drove to Station Square, the old Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad terminal and freight warehouse turned shopping/dining experience, while my brother’s family was on... Continue Reading →
Last week, after we returned from my mother’s funeral in Pittsburgh, PA, I decided that today’s One-Liner Wednesday was going to be a “thank you” one-liner. We had encountered so many caring and supportive people; family, friends, friends of my mom and total strangers, that it seemed appropriate. Some of those people will be featured... Continue Reading →
Sorry for the second post in one day, but several people asked me to share voting instructions when available – here they are. My actual post for today should be here somewhere. Thanks for reading/voting.
It’s after midnight and all the entries for this year’s One-Liner Wednesday badge contest are in. We have some great badges to choose from this year–I have a feeling it’s going to be a close race.
Be sure to check out all the badges before you vote. Please note the descriptions I’ve given them: they’ll be what you vote for on the poll. Here they are:
I encourage the contestants and all their supporters to share their choices for best badge far and wide. Get all your friends to vote!
The poll will be available until Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at noon EST (GMT-5), so get your vote in while you can! The results will be posted Tuesday afternoon.
Best of luck…
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I was going to reblog Dan’s post today – the other Dan – the Dan that ran with a fast crowd of kids who lived close to the edge out there in the canyons of southern California in the time when ships were wood and men were steel. That Dan. Anyway, Dan was talking about... Continue Reading →
Or not. It’s not like I’m running to be the next guy to attempt to sink the ship of state. No, I’m just submitting an entry in Linda G. Hill’s kinda-sorta-annual One-Liner Wednesday Badge Contest. I entered last year, too. I didn’t win. I didn’t win the popular vote or the Electoral College vote. I... Continue Reading →