What’s Up

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. […]

This is Steve Ott

Mysteries of the Human Mind

…Or “What the Hell Does This Have to Do With That?” Example the first: It started several years ago as I was buying gas. While the pump was running, as was my habit, I got back in the car and got out my “gas & oil” record keeping book. (Yes, I’m one of those people.) […]