Regularly Posting Since 2000

September 11th, 2014 @ 7:42 am
Anniversary

Originally posted September 18, 2001

It’s been one week.

So this is the first anniversary of sorts. And next week it will be two weeks. And then it will be a month since. And then it will be six months. And then a year. And then five years. And then ten years.

When all the networks went back to “regularly scheduled programming” it felt wrong. I’m not trying to pick a scab or dwell or anything like that, but it seems like it’s still right here, y’know? It seems like it just happened this morning. I don’t like the idea of “getting back to normal”. I’m not talking about some demented, bleeding-heart, “the people that died can’t go back to normal” empathy. I just mean that it doesn’t feel right to “go back to normal”. What the #$*@ is normal? Nothing is normal.
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For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman

September 5th, 2014 @ 1:54 am
Friday Five: Fall

TurkeyMy five favorite things about the Fall:

  • FOOTBALL!
  • Roasting Turkeys
  • Hunting Pumpkins
  • Halloween Decorations
  • Sweaters

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There are books in which the footnotes or comments scrawled by some reader’s hand in the margin are more interesting than the text. The world is one of these books.
George Santayana

September 4th, 2014 @ 8:13 am
Throwback Thursday
Learning to Shave

Learning to Shave, 1976 (?)

August 29th, 2014 @ 7:54 am
Friday Five: After School

Five shows I remember watching at my grandparents’ house every day with my little sister after school while we waited for mom to come home from work:

  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • M*A*S*H
  • Three’s Company
  • Alice
  • Barney Miller
August 28th, 2014 @ 8:07 am
Throwback Thursday
Sheraton - Maui

At the Sheraton in Maui for my 30th birthday – June 2003

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I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
Rudyard Kipling

August 22nd, 2014 @ 5:21 am
Friday Five: Songs About Jane

Songs about Jane

August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:32 am
Happy Birthday!
FOUR!
August 21st, 2014 @ 8:18 am
Throwback Thursday
TV with My Boy

August 29, 2010

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Stop trying to fill your head with science — for to fill your heart with love is enough.
Richard P. Feynman

August 15th, 2014 @ 4:29 am
Friday Five: Hysteria Calling

CashNot that I ever play the lottery, because I don’t, but if I did, and if I won, here are the first five people I’d call:

  1. my wife / son
  2. my lawyer
  3. my sister
  4. my dad
  5. American Express
August 14th, 2014 @ 8:08 am
Throwback Thursday
David and Jenny

David and Jenny, 2002

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“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”
Alfred Hitchcock

August 12th, 2014 @ 8:50 am
Another Anniversary

Kathleen A. GagneI like this photo of my mom because I have to believe she liked it. It shows her as an adult and in probably the best shape of her life. Her only complaint, I bet, would be that my sister and I are not in it, and so it is not a true representation of her because we were her whole life.

She died on August 12th, 2012, which was two years ago. I remember collapsing to the ground before I even hung up the phone. To the end, to the very moment before I received the call, I believed that I would get to talk to her again; I believed with all my heart and clung desperately and unashamedly to the hope that everything would be all right. So I guess I am really not as smart as you might think.
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Sometimes you don’t know if you’re Caesar about to cross the Rubicon or Captain Queeg cutting your own tow line.
Anthony Kennedy

August 8th, 2014 @ 6:41 am
Friday Five: Single-Serving Websites

Five of my favorite single-serving websites:

  1. Definitely
  2. Down for Everyone or Just Me?
  3. No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
  4. Abe Vigoda
  5. Am I Awesome?
August 7th, 2014 @ 8:26 am
Throwback Thursday
August 20, 2000

August 20, 2000

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You eventually learn that true priorities are like arms; if you think you have more than a couple, you’re either lying or crazy.
Merlin Mann