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Visit from family

Today we had a visit from our niece, Julia, whom I have not seen since 1995, at which time she was beating the daylights out of her younger brother, Max.  Julia’s fiance, Brian, was with her.  Turns out he’s a … Continue reading

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Election Day 2008

Barack Hussein Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America.  Now I know what it felt like when JFK and FDR were elected.

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Paul & Gino’s wedding

Today is Paul & Gino’s wedding day.  We BARTed to the station closest to Martinez, where the Contra Costa County courthouse is, for the event.  Pouring rain.  Never was to Martinez before, nor to most of the places BART traveled … Continue reading

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Cruising, part II

The Princess Patter – a daily newsletter delivered to your stateroom – really got down to business in terms of activities today.  Yesterday’s served as an information clearinghouse for the cruise, overall, indicating nightly dress codes and how the dining … Continue reading

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Cruise to Mexico

Today my Mother and I hopped in a cab and headed for Pier 35 in San Francisco for a Mexican Riviera cruise.  We kind of hopped.  I had two large suitcases and a luggage cart loaded with my laptop, good … Continue reading

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Nowhere bridge

I told Netflix thanks, but no thanks, to that Bridge on the River Kwai movie they keep sending.  Here’s a reminder that the Vice Presidential debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin is on tonight at 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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Forgive me – couldn’t help it

Here’s a partial list of the publications Sarah Palin reads regularly: The Sand Mountain Reporter, Alexander City Outlook, Andalusia Star-News, The Anniston Star, Arab Today, Athens News Courier, Atmore Advance, Alabama Messenger, Birmingham Business Journal, Centre Cherokee County Herald, Citronelle … Continue reading

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Maine trip

I noticed that Matt uploaded some pix from his August trip to Maine.  Every year, he goes with Jon and company to Cushing, Maine, to spend a couple of weeks with Jon’s grandparents to hang out at the shore and … Continue reading

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Mugged in El Cerrito CA

My mother was mugged today.  I should say there was an attempt to mug her but she fought back.  In El friggin’ Cerrito.  She spent most of her life in New York City and was never mugged – go figure.  … Continue reading

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My parents and the automat

We all get older – it’s a fact, and it’s scary to see hip pictures of ourselves from days gone by.  Check out this shot of my mom from around 1965.  This was taken at the Horn & Hardart restaurant … Continue reading

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