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Yearly Archives: 2014

Early to Rise

Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 06:10 PM (-06:00)

We rose at 5:30, as we often do. Who knows why. Perhaps it was my cough. Perhaps Trudy had again displaced me on 90% of the bed and I was shivering with only a sliver of blanket to keep me warm. Or most likely it was the dogs who seem this year to have never […]

Red Tex 2

Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 11:33 AM (-06:00)

Donning a Red Tux

Sun, 28 Dec 2014, 10:35 AM (-06:00)

I had a dream that it was Alex’s wedding day. I was putting on a red tux and was getting ready for the ceremony. I was to be one of two groomsmen wearing red tuxes; we were going to walk at the end of the procession. The other groomsmen would wear black, and they had […]

Lost and Found Staedtler

Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 09:42 PM (-06:00)

Monday morning. The office was empty and dark. Most everybody was gone for the holidays. I walked into the conference room. Time for the end-of-sprint demo. Lou was there. Nobody else, although several dialed in on the phone as did the guys in Chennai. Afterwards, I walked around the back of the room, over to […]

Red and Green By Night

Wed, 24 Dec 2014, 06:45 PM (-06:00)

I’ll Get By

Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 07:16 PM (-06:00)

Lend me your ears, and I’ll sing you a tune. RIP Joe Cocker.

The Face of American Exceptionalism

Sun, 21 Dec 2014, 05:06 PM (-06:00)

I’d do it again in a minute.

Monterey Oak

Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 05:10 PM (-06:00)

  It was a beautiful day. Although the wind was windy, the sun was warm, and the sky was blue. In the afternoon, the leaves of the Monterey Oak glowed in the slanting rays of the lowering sun. An amateur brush such as this can’t hope to render the tree as it stands outside the […]


Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 07:16 PM (-06:00)

Don’t Ask. It’s Nothing.

Fri, 28 Nov 2014, 06:33 PM (-06:00)