Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Brief Change of Seasons

After a weekend in the 60s and 70s we’re beset by howling winds, flurries, and a wind chill in the teens. I walked by a good ol’ boy at the post office and he was cursing in a slow drawl. … Continue reading

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Is this Utopia?

I’ve been going through a little Todd Rundgren kick lately and this one is a good example of why a Todd Rundgren kick is a good thing.

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Jasper Celebrates an Open Window

This is what you do on the first real spring day. Take a nap with the windows open. It does wonders for your disposition.

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…and So Long Winter

It’s over 60 degrees here and climbing. Pretty good considering that we had snow just a few days ago. In celebration of this I am wearing a t-shirt, put on my Chuck Taylors, and swapped out the glass inserts on … Continue reading

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Still Thick, Still A Brick

I’m playing this disc today while writing and while Ian is obviously not breaking new ground here, it’s not an unwelcome sequel either. The musicians play with authority and passion, Ian is still as sarcastic and biting as ever, and … Continue reading

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Still a Country Mouse That Yearns to Roam

For almost twenty years we lived in a major metropolitan area. It was a joy and a pain. A good part of the pain was financial, we never really made enough to really enjoy city life. We ended up paying … Continue reading

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Master of His Own Domain

Hodge enjoys his life just as much as he can. We can all learn from that.

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Caught in a Random Act of Bunny Abuse

Remember the rabbits that Daniel was sleeping on before Easter? Well, when we got back from Easter Weekend, Pippin was going through his usual early evening floor show. I’ll explain. When we settle down in front of the TV for … Continue reading

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Winter is Leaving

This is Arya, the youngest of the pride and all full of spite and fury. Like the rest of the cats, she is desperate for spring. What she is looking at is the melting 8″ of snow we got this … Continue reading

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Hacking, Family Style

I have one older relative left on my dad’s side, my Aunt PHD. She’s eighty-five and still pretty chipper. Considering that her mother died at 103, she’s just hitting her stride. PHD lives by herself in Minot and in all … Continue reading

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