Category Archives: Life

My car, the drama queen

We’re in the midst of quite the cold snap here in The 716, but…let’s get a grip here, shall we? My car’s dashboard thermometer yesterday morning:   No, it was not that cold. We’re in Buffalo, not Minneapolis. Sheesh! Share This Post

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“Rock City”

In my old hometown of Olean, NY, there is a small tourist attraction called “Rock City”. It’s a park at the top of one of the highest hills south of the city, where a region of gigantic rocks sits. I’m … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle!

It’s January 10, so here ends my brief hiatus! As I get my bearings again, here are some links to things: ::  First, I have no idea how long this may last online (copyright holders may squash it), but here’s … Continue reading

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2021. I didn’t love you, but I loved parts of you.

It’s time for my annual look back at the year that was. I did this every year on Byzantium’s Shores, and now I do it here. Generally, 2021 wasn’t terrible for me personally, even though it was not a fantastic year … Continue reading

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“I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams”

It is, Red. It is. I didn’t want to blog about this until we were at the very least on the plane (I felt like I was jinxing it by even pre-scheduling a Daily Dose of Christmas post obliquely referring … Continue reading

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“She’ll probably add something unnecessary, like raisins”

A culinary note from this year’s Thanksgiving: My favorite Thanksgiving dish has always been the stuffing. Always, always, always. My ranking goes stuffing, corn, rolls/biscuits, turkey. (I am not a mashed potatoes fan, but that’s not the point here.) My … Continue reading

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Thankfulness in 2021

Once again the time has come to take stock, however briefly, of how thankful we are in our lives. I see that a number of large retailers who in recent years have been opening their doors for business at some … Continue reading

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Two dogs and one cat

Keepin’ it low-key at Casa Jaquandor this weekend. I hope you’re doing the same. (But not at Casa Jaquandor, because that would be weird.) Not pictured is Rosa, the other gray cat in our home. No particular reason, I just … Continue reading

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Sir Cottagecore meets Monsieur Village Cooper: Realizing my New Aesthetic

At some point last year a Facebook ad appeared in my feed for Renaissance-festival style shirts. I saw them, thought, “Wow, I’d like one of those!”, and I bought one. And then I waited…and waited…and waited. Took forever, to the … Continue reading

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Autumnal Images

A lovely post about autumn, over at Nerdishly: Punctuated by long nights and scented by benign smoke and wet leaves, the period between first frost and December is my favorite part of the year. The furnace is pressed into service … Continue reading

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