Hello, Vancouver, Goodbye

Hello, Vancouver, Goodbye

Herself and I had a too abbreviated experience in Vancouver, owing to a increasingly typical SNAFU on the part of United Airlines — %&#$!%, United! — which left us in Chicago for, oh, some 24 hours longer than we’d planned. (Chicago, you know I...
Good-night, Jessie.

Good-night, Jessie.

Yesterday our time with Jessie — our lovable, neurotic and blind golden retriever — came to its inevitable end. For some while my wife and I have known it was nearly Jessie’s time… that the discomfort of living with glaucoma was reaching the...

Uh-oh…

It’s sunny and seventy-eight degrees. The sky is powdery blue, and a warm breeze carries the scent of fresh earth and early blooms. This can’t possibly end well. ‘Cause face it — this is Vermont. You get sunny days and seventies in the month of...

Get Your Vote On

This started out as a lengthy post. But honestly, I bet you’ve heard every argument for — and against — both presidential candidates, and every other candidate down-ticket by now. And if you’re in possession of a spinal column I’d feel...
Vote and the Coffee’s On Us

Vote and the Coffee’s On Us

First, it’s worth noting that I’ve been known to give Starbucks grief from time to time… which only stands to reason as they frequently earn the griefing they get. On the other hand, sometimes the folks in Seattle get it dead to rights, and this is...
Hey… Nice pumpkins!

Hey… Nice pumpkins!

In the nearly twenty seasons that my wife and I have lured a parade of diminutive ghosts and goblins to our door with the telltale porchlight and a jack-o-lantern or two — not counting the smallish number of years that we were flat broke and could barely afford...

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