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.

Leaves, My Breath and MuMu

I saw my breath yesterday morning. I got to wear my Steeler hoodie for the first time this season. When I took Maddie on our walk, we saw leaves on the ground. It’s coming. Autumn is coming. Given the hot … Continue reading

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Busy and Busted

I’ve been promising the voices in my head that they could have a crack at Linda G. Hill’s SoCS prompt. They were pretty mad at me when I co-opted the prompt for a bar conversation last week. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Save the Ville

On the other side of Farmington from Miss Porter’s School, is an area known as Unionville. Unionville is not one of Connecticut’s 169 towns, but a lot of people talk about Unionville as if it’s a free state. Several years … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Gotcha

“You looked like the kind of guy that wouldn’t mind…” Last week, I was attending a meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland. I took an AMTRAK Northeast Regional train to Washington Union Station and then took a Metro Red Line train … Continue reading

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…and You Walk Like an Athlete

A while ago, Ellen explained how the men in black shoes and the right suits, control the world’s economy and who knows what else. It reminded me of the story of how I got that job in the Gold Building. … Continue reading

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Welcome Back (Football)

If we were having a beer you would be chomping at the bit to switch the conversation to your topic. “Pitt? How many teams do you support and how much team gear do you own? And, if I may add, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on itkindofgotawayfromyou:
Girls don’t make passes at guys  who use the wrong glasses —- anonymous ? I don’t want to talk about eye glasses . That’s another animal entirely . I want to discuss drinking glasses . There…

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