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.

The Evolution of Winter Prep

New England is known for being the land of four seasons, but what isn’t often mentioned, is the degree to which those seasons overlap. People will be fertilizing their lawns, repairing and preparing their pools and preparing flower beds in … Continue reading

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It’s a Guy Thing

“Hi Cheryl, did he leave already?” “Nope, he hasn’t been in all week.” “That’s weird. Oh well, I guess I’ll start without him.” “House Lager?” “Yeah.” “Here ya go. I’ll be sure to tell your buddy how concerned you were.” … Continue reading

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Strip District Doors

Last year, I mentioned Pittsburgh’s Strip District in a guest post on a series called “Walking with Intention.” I republished that post here on my blog but I left the Strip District as a back story. I talked about the … Continue reading

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Nothing For Me

I know it’s not “one line.” I could emphasize one line out of the dialog, but I think it works better with the whole conversation being treated equally. I’m not sure whether the final decision is the result of good … Continue reading

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Step Into the Light

I’ve been dwelling on a particular disk in the Twilight Zone DVD set for the past few weeks. It’s not like I watch it every day, but each time I go to eject it, I decide to watch a couple … Continue reading

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Update From the Bar

I don’t normally post on Sunday but I thought a quick update to yesterday’s post was in order. Pitt beat Syracuse in the highest scoring game in FBS history. Final score, Pitt 76 – Syracuse 61. I guess neither team … Continue reading

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The Return of Lager

“You’re late again. I ordered my wine and I told Cheryl to put it on your tab.” “Well, how nice of me to buy.” “I’m sorry. I spent Thursday with a tough crowd. I needed something to be thankful for.” … Continue reading

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