Category Archives: Family & Friends

The End Is Near (Year-wise)

As The Logs Burn This December has been different from its predecessors. For the first time in my adult life I’m living in a house with a working fireplace. This has made the month’s stretch of holidays a pleasantly toasty … Continue reading

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Just In Time For Halloween

What’s Scarier Than Being Attacked In Your Bed By Zombies? Answer: Knowing that during the next few weeks you’re going to be uprooting yourself from a home you’ve been quite comfortable in and packing up a few decades’ worth of … Continue reading

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Memories, Dogs, and Fears

I drew the picture above to accompany my 2003 online essay "Two Years, Two Wars, and One Dog Ago," which I posted on my web site as the second anniversary of 9/11 was approaching. Now, as saturation coverage of the … Continue reading

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Playing Near Cliffs Can Be Fun…

…Except when it isn’t. OK, so the Republicans were nice enough not to push the American economy into the abyss as long as Democrats agree that only those who are already struggling will find their basic needs further slashed while … Continue reading

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Moving Days

I’ve been pre-occupied of late by the relocation of my web site (this blog included) to a new server. This is a process that I would be totally unable to undertake on my own, since the geek gene so prevalent … Continue reading

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Chester Derrick’s Cameo

The drawing above was done for a benefit auction that’s raising money for Japanese disaster relief. Continue reading

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Politics & Theatre

Now that Barack Obama has begun his campaign for re-election in 2012, I have a few comments to share of a political nature. Continue reading

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Lions, Lambs, and Mammoths

“In Like a Lion; Out Like a Lamb!” That’s the way the month of March is supposed to behave, weather-wise. Continue reading

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Dog Town

“Where Have All The Bow-wows Gone?” Remember that old Pete Seeger song? Well, fifteen of them are currently residing with Eddie’s sister Susan in Florida. Continue reading

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Our Landlordly Endeavors

Our rental apartment upstairs has been vacant since the end of October. Landlords don’t like having empty apartments. Continue reading

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