Category Archives: Life Is Weird

Fifteen Observations About Living in Colorado

The grocery stores don’t have doors. At least the King Sooper doesn’t. We went one night when the wind chill was -4 and a huge section of the front of the store was wide open. As we walked in, we … Continue reading

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Garage Sale

It’s amazing how quickly stuff accumulates when you own a home. It seems you never toss anything because there’s always somewhere to stick it away. Then, when you decide to move, you’ve got piles of stuff too good to toss … Continue reading

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Dog Owners

Many people are more comfortable with their pets than they are with humans. I know this from personal observation. On my daily hike around the neighborhood, I meet people out walking their dogs. Frequently, as we approach each other, the … Continue reading

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Good Landing

Last night, Sally and I drove into the city to see the band Chicago perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We’d spent a lot of money on the concert tickets, and I didn’t want to risk being late, so we … Continue reading

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facebook Posts

Last summer, instead of whining about the weeds in my yard, I determined to go outside regularly and pull them. Finding that strategy neither enjoyable or effective, I’ve decided to go back to whining. At least that gives me a … Continue reading

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Batting 1.000

In the photo, I’m standing in front of a large tree. I’m bent over, in the classic baseball-card shortstop stance, head up, mitt down. My uniform is a glistening white — I never did anything in that uniform that could possibly make it … Continue reading

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Spam Can Be Fun

It’s come down to a choice. I can block my blog from appearing on search engines and have no readers (except for the few of you who stop by once in a while because you like me and feel obligated). Or, I … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure Closing is the Right Name For It

At least three friends of mine are currently working their way through the process of purchasing their first homes. They’re very excited as they approach the day of “The Closing.” I feel that somebody should warn them about this day, and I’ve … Continue reading

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With a Song in My Heart

One week ago, as I was driving through Fox River Grove in an Oldsmobile with Dan, a man I had only met a few minutes before, I contemplated how odd life often is. The short trip was a small chapter … Continue reading

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I’m going to do all I can to help you today sir

A few weeks ago, the receiver for our satellite dish went out. We called and were sent a new receiver next-day air. I followed the instructions, but couldn’t get it working. I called tech support and talked with a woman … Continue reading

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