What hope?

My friend Carita and I got together a while back, and our conversation turned to politics (our beliefs and positions are similar). Our second biggest concern was that there is an enormous divide between those who believe he’s telling the truth, and those who don’t. Courteous, reasonable discussions can’t even begin under these conditions, and, alarmingly, there […]

Stick a fork in me

These are the facts: For twelve years, we had a king-size Select Comfort/Sleep Number bed that was pretty tall. We have dogs who like to sleep with us (and we like it, too), so we put an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed, with a set of doggy stairs up to the bench, […]

Development camp scrimmage

Click the link below. Curtis Douglas is on the ice for this. He’s white team #5. I’m having trouble seeing the rest of the numbers. Dellandrea (15) and Loewen (71) were definitely green team. I think Eriksson was, too, though there was another player I kept getting him confused with. I believe Mascherin was white […]

What to do with these?

What to do with these?

I’m finally starting to organize the metric ton of stuff we brought back from Denver when we shut down housekeeping for Rich’s parents. When I say starting, I mean I took the stack of cookbooks that belonged to my mother-in-law and her mother, and started going through them. I really don’t know what to do with […]

Jim Montgomery interview

Bad drivers, the universe and me

I decided a little while back that I’ve been spending WAY too much time mad at other drivers. There are a lot of them out there, and—sadly—it doesn’t actually seem to affect them when I shriek obscenities at them. (There’s a chance they might not even notice!) What it does do is raise my blood […]

Our cats

Our cats

My babies. (No, there was no particular reason to bring them up.)

Anybody know anything about these?

Anybody know anything about these?

Like a designer/manufacturer/brand/some identifying name, where they may have come from, anything?

Nice quote (and especially pertinent these days)

The Cryptoquote I did today was pretty inspiring (as well as really freakin’ long), and worth remembering, especially the last two paragraphs:      I was born on July 4, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence is my birth certificate. The bloodlines of the world run in my veins, because I offered freedom to the oppressed. […]

Hockey analytics or I'm actually pretty smart

Hockey analytics or I’m actually pretty smart

I’m actually a pretty smart person, and I  have plenty of respect for analytical types. But the graphs that hockey analysts post or tweet are kind of coated in mental Teflon as far as I’m concerned. Most of them don’t mean much to me at first glance, and I guess I just don’t care enough […]