Monthly Archives: August 2020

“Let’s go to The Roxy”

I may not remember the first place I ate a lot of my favorite foods, but I remember a lot of early favorites. Pizza? The ones I remember are Pizza Caboose in Hillsboro, OR and Rocky Rococo’s in La Crosse, … Continue reading

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The driving lessons that weren’t to be

 Our son Quinn would have turned sixteen today. Share This Post

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Something’s afoot, aye!

 Apparently they made a movie about Sherlock Holmes’s younger sister Enola, featuring Mille Bobbie Brown in the title role. The movie drops on Netflix just a few days before my birthday. If it’s good, this might be one of 2020’s … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 I had a piece picked out for this week, but it’s a pretty complex work that I want to hear a couple more times before I actually feature it, so this week I’ll take an “easy” route. This is a … Continue reading

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Testing the new gizmo!

I’m writing this on my new tablet, because my backordered keyboard folio finally came in. Huzzah! Now to begin my plan for World Domination…or, on a smaller scale, using this tablet as a content-creation device (blog posts, essays, maybe short … Continue reading

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The Moment

 Obviously there is zero chance that I will vote for anybody other than Joe Biden this November (or October, really–early voting, here I come!), but I do want to highlight this segment of his acceptance speech last night. How strange … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

 It’s funny about “one-hit wonders”: sometimes the hit is a genuinely enduring song, but other times the hit somehow endures despite being a very clear time-capsule piece that could only have come at a certain point in time. “Come On … Continue reading

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On Car Repair and Duct Tape

 It’s always struck me as strange that a lot of folks will, when they learn that my day job involves fixing stuff, make some remark about how I must use a lot of duct tape. I also get a particular … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 While doing a bit of research for this post, I learned something that is actually a correction of something I’ve believed for years. Remember in the 70s when the ragtime piece “The Entertainer” was all the rage, because of its … Continue reading

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Memories of Maliboo

 My mother’s cat, a beautiful red Persian named “Maliboo”, died today at the fine age of 17. He had a fantastic life, truly winning the Cat Lottery. Oddly, Maliboo hated me until several years ago when he had no choice … Continue reading

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