Monthly Archives: December 2013

Winter Tightens Its Grasp Again

We had nice weather through Christmas but yesterday was the last good day. It’s snowing and blowing right now with the temperature hovering around zero. By tonight that temperature will be in the minus twenties. A good weekend to spend … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Baby

This may be my last post until after the holidays. We’ve got in-laws coming tomorrow and we’re getting the house in what my Germanic wife considers a Germanic state of cleanliness. And once they’re here my sole presence on the … Continue reading

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Everybody Come On Home

The in-laws will be making their annual visit in a few days. Over at my cousin’s house, there will be such a massive influx of family that some will end up staying at one of the man camps. I just … Continue reading

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But Maybe Everything That Dies, Someday Comes Back

Here’s The Band with their cover of Springsteen’s classic “Atlantic City”. I love this song, in all its versions. Bruce has done it a dozen different ways and The Band takes it in yet another. In another life, at an … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Heavyweight (Piece of Furniture)

At some point in the 80s my parents abandoned the console TV (or it abandoned them) and decided to put in one of those newfangled entertainment centers. Rather than get a flimsy one from the local furniture stores, they commissioned … Continue reading

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The Dog Who Thinks He’s A Cat

That’s right, this is our dog enjoying a serving of catnip with his favorite kitten. I tell him there is no situation that catnip won’t make worse and no sitatuation it will fix. Pippin just says he’ll be down on … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue

It is quite certain that we are going to have a White Christmas (news alert, 5 below and it’s snowing again) but it is now also certain that we won’t have a blue one. There’s this money issue that has … Continue reading

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