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.

Stairs, Steps and Ladders – Oh My

I don’t often do photography challenges. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever done one. That’s not totally true. I think I did a five-photo thing. Also, I did mix a One-Liner Wednesday with one of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges. … Continue reading

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Plain Old Reality

We are experiencing some serious dog days around central Connecticut. Temps in the upper 90s and no rain, save for the occasional short violent thunderstorm. We’re watering things outside the garden, and we never water things outside the garden. We’re … Continue reading

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Having Second Thoughts?

This week, the lovely and marvelous Linda G. Hill, a.k.a. the woman who frees the voices in my head from their drudgery, has given us the freedom to use a word any way we like: Your Friday prompt for Stream … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Reason to Hope

A need to research some building material for a project that we hope to undertake next month took me to Kelly-Fradet, my favorite lumber yard. You might remember them from a previous Thursday Doors post. While a very nice salesman … Continue reading

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One-Liner Wednesday – Birds

“We’re hungry, mother!” Well, we’re pretty sure that’s what they were saying. According to our bird book, these would be the babies of our resident House Sparrow, Snoopy. We call her Snoopy because she spends a lot of time sitting … Continue reading

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8 More Rules at the Bar

Back in 2013, I wrote a post called 8 Simple Rules at a Bar. As soon as I wrote it, I added a new entry to my Evernote notebook called 8 More Rules at the Bar. It has taken three … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal?

If we were having a beer, you would have some questions for me. “So, what’s the deal with this Cherished Blogfest of yours?” “Hi, it’s good to see you, too. Would you mind if I ordered a beer?” “Well I … Continue reading

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