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 – ISU Part-I

I spent a really long weekend in Ames, Iowa, visiting family. We aren’t from Iowa, but my brother and mother now live there. My brother graduated from Iowa State University (ISU) and never left. A few years ago, when my … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Oh, That’s It

I was visiting my brother, his family and our mother this past weekend and earlier this week. They live in Ames, Iowa, the college town around Iowa State University. When planning these visits, I try to avoid weekends with football … Continue reading

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Spelling vs. Math

In a comment exchange on my I’m Worried About Google post, Robin and I talked about spelling bees and math bees. I was horrible at spelling when I was a child. In fairness to the truth, I’m still pretty bad. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have OCD

If we were having a beer, you’d start picking on me about some habits “It occurs to me that I bought your beer last week, and the week before.” “Thanks. You’re a nice guy.” “That’s not my point. I think … Continue reading

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A Little Personal – James Sharp -A tribute

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
I recently went to Detroit to participate in the memorial service for my Uncle, Jim. He was the last of three siblings and died suddenly at the age of ninety-four after a life that included lots…

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Thursday Doors – The End of Shade

Way back in June 2015, I featured a few barns and some other photos from nearby Shade Tobacco farms. I’ll try not to repeat too much, but tobacco, grown under shade cloth, has been a staple of Connecticut’s agriculture industry … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Breakfast

I was returning from an appointment in Hartford last weekend and it was very foggy. I thought I noticed the sun burning through the fog, so I figured I’d visit Riverside Park and catch the sunrise over the Connecticut River. … Continue reading

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