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An earthquake in Washington, D.C. Not now, Lord, please, we have a son and two granddaughters living in a high-rise in Alexandria, Virginia. Richard and Krista work in tall buildings, and Ariel an architecture student at Virginia Tech just down the road. They are a long-distance commute family at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
I went walking at precisely the wrong time today. Noon. The sweltering sun at its zenith. And yet. Buck had taken a few minutes before lunch to work out on the weight bench. I was frustrated with my lack of focus, and told him I was going down to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
Tropical Storm Lee gave us a little Hawaiian wave on his (or her?) way to disintegration, and knocked down power lines all over the county. From what I read in the blogosphere, power outages of wide-ranging etiologies were ubiquitous on the planet today, from Alaska to Pennsylvania and beyond. Buck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
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This is a random view of New York City quickly snapped as we were ascending from La Guardia yesterday en route to an unexpectedly long layover at the Atlanta airport. The Delta flight left La Guardia late. Despite doing a pretty decent imitation of marathoners in training, we made it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
John is a good old boy, and when he is clicking on all cylinders, he can do amazing things with wood. He's a finish carpenter and has been in the house all week. Well, actually, only since Wednesday, but it feels like all week. Bob wired this whole house, both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
It was a busy day. Buck and I were both running in opposite directions. But the fish I bought from Joe Patti's yesterday was on ice, and there was half a container of jumbo lump crab meat left from our shrimp & crab feast last night. The scamp was rubbed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
Dear ___, I see it in your eyes: that intersection of inexperience, desire, insecurity and the innate power of being beautiful; an explosive cocktail. You’re going to be in situations that can lead to heartbreak, disaster, or missing the one big entrance-ramp to the destiny of your dreams. Do you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
June oyster. Belly-flopped all night long. Cruel acrobat. Oldtimers say "don't eat oysters in months without an R." I won't forget to remember that ancient wisdom again. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Too much sugar for a dime
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