Friday, September 16, 2016

Short Takes

Hillary Clinton went back on the campaign trail.

President Obama designated the first national marine monument off the coast of New England.

The Senate passed a bill to help Flint repair the water system.

Feds recall 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s.

The Tigers lost to the Twins 5-1.

Thanks, Mom and Dad.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Short Takes

Egyptair flight from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar over Mediterranean.

One of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram escaped after two years of captivity.

The Labor Department announced new rules that will allow millions of workers to collect overtime.

Mudslides in Sri Lanka displaced thousands of people.

A federal judge in Kansas ruled against the state’s strict voter registration rules.

Donald Trump listed the eleven people who will never serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Tigers completed the sweep of the Twins 6-3.

Happy birthday, Mom.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Short Takes

Attacks in Jakarta leave 4 dead.

Iran’s swift release of sailors indicates change in ties with U.S.

South Korea fires warning shots over North Korea’s nuclear program.

Ted Cruz did not report a low-interest loan from Goldman Sachs.

Al Jazeera America cable channel to shut down by April.

MH370 hunt turns up 19th century shipwreck.

Happy birthday, LWM.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Birthday Greetings

To me… I’m 63 today.

All systems are functioning within normal parameters, and I’m a year closer to retirement.  I still have my friends and family, and that’s the best gift of all.

Here’s another ’63, not unlike the one we had when I was a kid, and the first car I was allowed to drive, although it was before I got my license.  My parents let me put it in the garage every night, which was a real teachable moment: learning to park this behemoth in a garage that was designed for carriages or a Model T.

1963 Ford Country Squire 09-15-15

1963 Ford Country Squire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Short Takes

Rough weather across the Plains on Mothers Day.

E.U. plans to punish Mediterranean immigrant smugglers.

Four charged with killing two policemen in Mississippi.

Former President Jimmy Carter returns early from Guyana due to illness.

Raúl Castro met with Pope Francis; considers going back to church.

Happy birthday, Melissa.

The Tigers had a rough weekend and last night lost a 10-inning heartbreaker to K.C. 2-1.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Birthday Greetings

To me.  Sixty-two, and it’s a rather important birthday: I’m now eligible to begin the retirement process from my job.  Don’t plan the party just yet; I’m going into the DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program) and in five years I’ll leave my job with a monthly pension and an investment account.  So gather around on August 31, 2019 for the real party.

Meanwhile, here’s another ’62 that’s still turning heads.

1962 Ford Thunderbird

1962 Ford Thunderbird

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Phil and Steve

To my dad and his twin.


Swallows and Amazons.
The Wind in the Willows.
Animal jokes.
Lake Harriet.
The cuckoo clock.
Red or green?
The Cape.
Lake Charlevoix.
“Find the bottom.”
The Navy.
Four kids.
Two sons.
My life.

Monday, May 19, 2014