Outside In

Today is Marrakesh’s foundling day, and the sun has decided to, at long last, celebrate with us. (We so rarely know our pets’ actual birthdays that we instead celebrate the days they arrived to live with us.) It is also graduation day at Western No Longer State, so I imagine several hundred graduates, faculty, family […]

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Keep on Truckin’

So I decided, a few months ago, that I needed a truck back in my life, but I wasn’t doing a whole lot about it. There were plenty of other decisions to occupy my mind, and plenty of other purchases to occupy my wallet. Then I went reading the Gunnison Country Shopper, looking for something […]

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Back Among the Dinosaurs

Fresh on the heels of the highly disturbing United Nations report that humans are predicted to cause the extinction of one million species, plant and animal, in the not-so-distant future that could possibly bring about our own demise, I have a confession that doesn’t help the cause: I bought a truck. Yes, I am once […]

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As I go through my days, numerous blog topics often spring to mind, and sometimes I even remember to write them down. (I finally remembered what I couldn’t the other day, when I was once again lamenting the weather — I was going to note that Microsoft was taunting me by flinging beach pictures up […]

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Gilly to the Rescue

Let me just say, everyone should have a Gilly in their life. She certainly smoothed out an otherwise rough day for me yesterday. Gilly is one of my co-workers (I’ve mentioned her before), and she’s one of those people who radiates such pleasantness that she’s always a joy to be around. It never feels quite […]

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In Neutral

Another weekend, another fervor of paint. How can there be this many shades of non-color? Lynn and I of course had more plans than weekend once again, and once again absolutely nothing got packed up or moved to our storage shed. Once again we spent hours and dollars getting little cans of paint and slapping […]

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Cinco de Mayo

Mexico seems to have about 100 Independence Days every year, as it celebrates throwing off yokes of oppression from the Spanish, the French, the Mexicans themselves and I’m not sure who all else. I’m going to guess that most of us — or maybe I’m just speaking for myself here — are not that familiar […]

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Can’t Live With It . . .

Here is how my morning has gone, in plastic: I checked Na Ki’o’s blood sugar with a meter encased in plastic, then gave him an injection of insulin with a plastic syringe. I medicated both him and Oz out of plastic pill bottles, and covered the food they got for snacks with plastic lids. For […]

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Toe Tappin’

I went to a tap class last night that wasn’t really, and I’m conflicted as to how I should feel about it. Instead of tapping, we spent an hour sitting in the dark watching other people tap on YouTube videos. I stayed awake, which is always iffy in a situation like that, so that’s good, […]

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Make No Mistake

Lynn’s brother may have made a mistake yesterday when he sent a short e-mail wondering how our new house is coming along. See if you can believe this: I barraged him with a multi-paragraph reply. Amid those paragraphs, I may have worked in a commercial for this blog, the inaugural purpose of which was to […]

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