Monthly Archives: June 2012

Entry 140: Downspout to Nowhere

I’m sure that regular readers of this blog would prefer that there be no further mention of our gutters, and that you believe my obsession with our gutters is bordering on pathological and I should seek professional help, and not … Continue reading

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Entry 139: Signs of the Times

As the presidential election approaches, I’m gearing up for a massive dose of what’s wrong with politics in America. It’s not the lobbyists. It’s not the partisan bickering. It’s not the media, or the Tea Party, or campaign financing.  It’s … Continue reading

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Entry 138: Squirrel!

Okay, I’ve just about had it with these puffy-tailed rats. As I’ve documented in numerous posts, all I want out of life these days is to be able to sit on my deck, my trusty dog Toby by my side, … Continue reading

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Entry 137: Home Fern-ishings

I’ve written a few posts about our adventures with landscaping, an activity in which we never previously had to participate, because we had a whole condo maintenance crew do it for us, although never quite to my wife’s satisfaction. (“I … Continue reading

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Entry 136: Lost Verizon

Well, the big news this week is how Verizon is going to charge differently for wireless service. This is exciting news for me, because I certainly don’t know how they’re charging for wireless service now. My cell phone bill is … Continue reading

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Entry 135: Wish You Were Here (Instead of Me)^

In my last post, I wrote about the world’s first underwater residence. The gist, basically, was that you couldn’t get me to live in such a place even if the surface of the Earth had become uninhabitable. Well, now I’m … Continue reading

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Entry 134: In 20,000 Leagues of Its Own

Now that I’m comfortable with the concept of home ownership (if by “comfortable” we mean “not too worried that the septic tank outside my office window will explode”), from time to time I’ve considered where we might move to next. … Continue reading

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