My Birthday Present: A Novel

At the Grand Canyon

So in a few weeks — on November 6th, in point of fact — I’ll be turning 40. I confess I don’t feel like I’m 40. The notion seems preposterous to me. It seems so … adult. On the other hand, I sure don’t look like that young pup in…

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Testing Nirvana

Major website overhaul alert! Over the next few days I am installing a completely new front-end for my website, using the quite remarkable “Nirvana” theme from Cryout Creations. Indeed, this is my first test of the new look. With luck, it will have worked perfectly!

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Out West 2014, Part 2

Dark Clouds over White Sands 2

As reported earlier, we took a month-long family vacation traveling out West this summer. To pick up where things left off…

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Out West 2014, Part 1

Colorado sky

As reported in my last post, I returned to Charleston from my three-week Europe-to-Rochester adventure at 2am on the Fourth of July. I left Charleston on a flight to Colorado that same afternoon, this time on a month-long family vacation that will swing us through Colorado and New Mexico, staying…

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Sydney the Wondermutt (2001-2014)

Last week, on 23 May 2014, we lost Sydney the Wondermutt. She was 13. She was, unto the end, not just a good dog, but a loyal member of our family. Many of you know already the story of Syd, but I want to write it down anyway. I want…

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