Archive for the 'Personal' Category

It is official!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I managed to get into the office a bit early this morning, which meant that I also got to leave a bit early (working as a federal contractor definitely has its perks).  The only reason I mention this is because I beat K to the mail and when I reached into the mailbox, there was […]

Communication and learning styles

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

A while back I mentioned that K, some associates and I had started up a new non-profit.  Things are going reasonably well.  People have been more supportive than I had thought.  We’ve had about 70 patients so far and we’ve got the systems set up so that patients entered into the database post up to […]

just saying. . .

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

if i ever do get around to filking the Pilgrim’s Progress, there’s a good chance it’ll feature a “Slough of Sake” and a “Carnival of Sangria.” Holland America sails with nearly one crew member for every two guests, so that makes it very likely that you will not come away with any complaints at all […]

Garden produce

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I’ve mentioned before that this is the first year that we’ve had a garden, and it’s been going great.  In the early spring we had lots of spinach, arugula, turnips, lettuce, etc.  Now that we’re in the summer, it’s time for a whole new type of produce.  Last night, I went out to the garden […]

The universe hates me, part 37

Monday, August 10th, 2009

or Adventures in Home Repair; or How I Spent My Sunday. For reasons best left unspecified, I found myself in need of a new exterior door – a replacement for the one that keeps my utility room from being a part of the outdoors.  Last weekend, I went out to the local home improvement store […]

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Monday, July 20th, 2009

Free State of Jones (2016) HD Director : Gary Ross. Writer : Gary Ross. Producer : Gary Ross, Jon Kilik, Scott Stuber. Release : June 24, 2016 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Larger Than Life Productions, Vendian Entertainment, Route One Films. Language : English, Deutsch. Runtime : 139 min. Genre : […]

Back from Galts Gulch

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Yes, because I’m a mighty industrialist (aka Ubermensch) and the world will fall down if I stop writing. 😉  Okay, enough picking on the Randians.  Sorry for the radio silence.  A quick update: I got back from Des Moines last month and the next day had a board meeting for the non-profit I work with.  […]

Eulogy for a grandfather never well known

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Drafting out a few words for grandpa’s funeral tomorrow…  feel free to ignore. I never felt that I knew Dick very well.  Of course, growing up, we didn’t call him that.  We always called him Grandpa S.  We saw him once every few years, but with a thousand miles between Baton Rouge and Des Moines, […]

Richard S., rest in peace

Friday, June 12th, 2009

I heard from my mom today that my grandfather died this afternoon.  It wasn’t a complete shock.  He never fully recovered from a stroke a few years ago, was recently suffering bouts of ventricular tachycardia, had just this week been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (which recently claimed Randy Pausch – go watch his “last lecture“), […]

Vacation notes (3 of N)

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

May 24: Memorial day weekend is in full swing and there are idiots everywhere.  I swear that the older I get, the more I sympathize with my father’s dislike of crowds.  We braved a bit of the crowd (keeping in mind that we’re already in the least crowded part of the park) and went up […]