NM21 Road Trip – Day 1

September 15, 2021 It’s Wednesday, and I’m on vacation. A much-needed vacation. A long-overdue vacation. In fact, I’ve been planning this vacation for two years. You see, the Summer 2019 issue of American Archaeology magazine had an article called “Touring Ancient Art Museums” about rock art sites in New Mexico and Arizona. I had been… Continue reading NM21 Road Trip – Day 1

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my neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant – Anise

If you’re one of my six regular readers, you know I love good food. Well, one of the local Denver newspapers – Denverite – has been doing a special series where readers can nominate a restaurant in their neighborhood that they are especially grateful survived the COVID-19 pandemic. I nominated a Vietnamese restaurant called Anise,… Continue reading my neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant – Anise

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celebration of life

This weekend was the “celebration of life” ceremony for my father. My family and a ton of friends and neighbors met in Redstone, Colorado for hour-long program at the Church at Redstone, followed by a catered BBQ lunch with lots of cookies and ice cream for dessert. Dad was so loved that three different pastors… Continue reading celebration of life

a few words about daylight saving time

It’s very nearly springtime, and Daylight Saving Time went into effect last weekend. That means everyone is cranky, traffic accidents are up, and folks are asking the evergreen question, “Why do we even have this damned thing?” Supposedly the answer has something to do with wasting less daylight, and saving more of it. But I’m… Continue reading a few words about daylight saving time

Todd’s Birthday 2021

I regret that I am unable to present this invitation to you in person, but Alderaan has fallen under a planet-wide pandemic, and I’m afraid my mission to plan a more traditional birthday party has failed. I have placed information vital to your attendance at a safe and socially-distanced celebration into the memory systems of… Continue reading Todd’s Birthday 2021

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Manchow Soup

Yeah, I realize it seems like all I do here is post food related stuff every three months. And lately, I can see why you’d think that. I’ve had other things on my mind, including other things I’d like to write about. But putting virtual pen to virtual paper just hasn’t been a high priority,… Continue reading Manchow Soup

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Feast Photos

Yesterday I wrote all about our upcoming Thanksgiving 2020 dinner, before we actually ate. I’m writing this the next day, Friday November 27, and I figure it’s time to share the photos. It was a spectacle! The first thing we needed was a chef with an apron and a cocktail. The blackberry mule was delicious,… Continue reading Feast Photos

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Thanksgiving 2020

Hi, readers. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we’re having a bit of a global pandemic at the moment. That means Thanksgiving at home. No travel, no family. My lovely girlfriend Brooke and I are spending our fourth Thanksgiving together. Give me a moment to reflect on them. In 2017, Brooke was house- and dog-sitting for some… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020

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