Monthly Archives: March 2012

Yikes! I gained two pounds yesterday

Yikes! I gained two pounds yesterday.  I know what the culprit is.  It’s beef brisket sandwich I had for lunch.  My lovely wife gave me “The Look” when I ordered it.  She knows what happens every time I order beef.  … Continue reading

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It’s a very smart mouse.

We have a mouse in our garage.It’s a very smart mouse. At first, we bought one of those “humane” mouse traps, the kind that traps the mouse but doesn’t hurt it.  It worked.  It caught humanely caught the mouse.  Then … Continue reading

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The Tai Chi Master and the Professional

A young doctor once visited a famous tai chi master and requested lessons. The doctor said that he had several college degrees, spoke several languages, and had many world wide experiences.  How he wanted to learn Tai Chi. The Master … Continue reading

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The Big Year

Shari and I watched “The Big Year” on Netflix DVD last night. Inspired by Mark Obmascik’s nonfiction book of the same name, this movie tells of  a trio of competitive bird watchers who vow to win a contest by spotting … Continue reading

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Driving through the Santiam Pass

We made it through, because my wife is an excellent driver. I’m glad we’ve got all-wheel drive and traction tires. We did not slip or slide, but the low visibility at this highway elevation made things scary  

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Deer in our back yard

  Once again, a number of deer found their way into our back yard. Although it’s fun to see them, they are a nuisance, eating almost every flower and tree we try to plant. They also create small mountains of … Continue reading

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