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Passings

My cousin Al died this past week from cancer. He was three years older than I am and is the second cousin my age to die in a year and the...

How are you listening?

Rather than get into a TLDR situation, I’m going to break things up. How to listen to audio books and podcasts. Most listening these days...

What are you listening to?

As posted here before, I have begun to explore audio books in addition to hard copy books and e-books. In the past month or two I have...

He survived

According to the South Whidbey Record, the man spent fifteen minutes in the water and was rescued. Huzzah to the first responders of...

Island Drama

Yesterday afternoon Matt noticed something odd on the bay, properly called Holmes Harbor. There was an aluminum boat with an outboard...

Blog Fodder

If you follow the annual Christmas letter you are familiar with Lorraine’s quote of the year. I start collecting them for a year before I...

Holiday Tradition

As a youngster one of the rituals exercised by my mother was, “David, would you go find some chairs please?” I then had to go about the...

Island Life

Last night I was minding my own business here on Whidbey when the living room lit up with flashing red lights. This happened once before...

Selling and Buying

Today I bought and I sold via Amazon.com. I tried to buy toys for my grandsons the old fashioned way, but when I got there, the toy store...

Joshua Monday

With two of us, one can keep and eye on him while the other works remotely. Joshua has not one, not two, but three wi-fi networks at his...

What are you reading? Hearing?

I usually have two books going at once, one a work of fiction and the other some kind of history book. With the Kindle I can have three...

The Neighbor Lady

In my history projects I get to talk to a lot of retirees about their memories. In addition to important facts and clarifications that do...

The Mill

I really need to get better at blogging. That’s a good New Year’s resolution, but I’ve never done New Year’s resolutions. My newest...

Asylum

Edward Snowden, the fugitive NSA contractor, has been granted “asylum” in Russia. Does anyone grasp the irony of this? Does he think he...

Fiction

Amber’s Bunker The only light in the bunker was from the ends of cigarettes.  Hidden from the sun, the mud at the bottom never dried and...

My video

In 1963, I heard a single by the surf rock band, the Marketts, called “Out of Limits”. I like the fast paced, heavy bass of the music and...

Home Movies

I just completed a couple of desktop home movie projects, another genre of the technology revolution. I was a participant in the growth...

California

I am posting this from the lovely California coast south of San Francisco. I grew up in California, moved away at age 18, came back at...

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