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Rationalization required

I have continued my practice of running. Since I no longer have the excuse that I am preparing for a long walk in Spain, I have searched for a new rationalization for continuing. Of course, I have set a few … Continue reading

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Looking back

When I was a kid growing up the US was in the middle of the space race, who could get to the moon first. It was a huge deal, so big that televisions would be brought into our classrooms (yes, … Continue reading

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On my way

Well, if things are going as anticipated, I and several of my friends are making our way to Spain to begin our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.  You can follow along on this blog, or search for Buen Camino 2014 … Continue reading

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Egg Mayo

It started with a simple request. Would you make egg mayo for me? Egg mayo, for you folks from the US, is what typically would be called egg salad. In Britain, it’s egg mayo. I love egg mayo. So a … Continue reading

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UK citizenship

I am a first generation American. My parents were both immigrants to the US, so when folks talk bad about “birth-er babies” or “anchor babies” it hits close to home. That’s me your talking about. I do remember my parents … Continue reading

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The Runs

No, not that kind of runs, running runs. As you probably know I am preparing for an epic pilgrimage in Spain on the Camino de Santiago, and one of the things I am doing to prepare is running. Let me … Continue reading

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Ale trail

Spring break has come and gone. We are teetering on the edge of summer and the end of a semester. It is pretty much downhill from here. I took a brief spring break journey, went with a friend to Northwest … Continue reading

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Not an all weather dog

Roux is now three months old.  And more and more things are becoming obvious. If her feet and excess skin are a reliable indicator, she will be a big dog.  60 pounds big (at last weigh in – 16 lbs.) … Continue reading

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Night out on the town, sort of

I have rented out part of my home to a friend who is attending culinary school. This works out for me on so many different levels, not the least of which is a designated “night out on the town, sort … Continue reading

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Walking with poles

Of all the new equipment I am learning to use for my Camino pilgrimage, I think I like my trekking poles the best They are probably only practical for pilgrimage walking or hiking, I don’t see any real use for … Continue reading

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