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A Day at Discovery Cove

Last Thursday, Mrs. Kestrel and I flew down to Tampa, where we’ll be through October 4. We’re here to celebrate our granddaughter Alison’s seventh birthday on Wednesday, and to help move Alie’s playroom upstairs, and convert the current playroom into a nursery. Originally, we had planned a to be in Tampa a week, followed by…

Something Different: New Zealand Pictures!

Earlier this week—Monday, to be more precise—I finally offloaded the photos from my camera (and my wife’s iPad) to my computer so I could upload them to Picasa.1 Before I give you the links to the libraries on Picasa, here are a few highlights (and naturally, you’ll want to click to embiggen):   This sign…

Home From New Zealand!

Just a quick update: The Mrs. and I returned to the good ol’ US of A shortly before 6 a.m. PST Friday morning, via Qantas Flight 25 from Auckland to LAX. We got in ahead of schedule, and before US Customs was open. We then had a couple uneventful flights to Denver and Rapid City,…

Weekly Wrap-Up: June 21

What Is This? Every Monday, I document the happenings of the past week. The original (and still primary) intent is to track my progress in meeting my writing goals. Increasingly, I’ve been discussing more than just writing. For example, I’m a sports nut, so occasionally I’ll throw in a sports tidbit. I may talk about…

Putting the Chips on the Table

Today, I read Tami’s food posts, here and here, before lunch. Naturally, they only whetted my hunger.1 So of course, thinking about sandwiches led directly to thinking about things to eat with sandwiches. Such as…chips! Now, my personal favorite is the plain ol’ ordinary Lay’s Classic Potato Chips (“Betcha can’t eat just one!”). I’m also…

Weekly Wrap-Up: April 9

What Is This? Following the lead of my mentor, friend, and exemplar, Tami Moore, this is a weekly article to document progress in meeting my writing goals as described here. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track all my work by category (blog post, copyediting work, creative writing) and item. So all I need to…

Weekly Wrap-Up: April 2

What Is This? Following the lead of my mentor, friend, and exemplar, Tami Moore, this is a weekly article to document progress in meeting my writing goals as described here. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track all my work by category (blog post, copyediting work, creative writing) and item. So all I need to…

O, Canada!

If I weren’t an American, I’d want to be a Canadian. I used to think I’d want to be an Aussie, or a Kiwi. But the past fortnight has brought home to me just what wonderful neighbors we have to the north. I’ve been privileged to count Canadians among my friends for many years; I’m…

Merry Christmas from the Land of Aloha

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve opened your Christmas gifts already. So here’s a little lagniappe, if you will: a Merry Christmas article from the Aerie. In addition, you probably found a couple extras in your feed reader this morning: Turns out my update to WordPress 2.9 was apparently not quite as trouble-free as…

Aloha From Kaua’i!

Christmas greetings from Kaua’i!   We had a fairly uneventful trip, considering it’s the height of Christmas travel season. We got up about 4am Monday morning, got to the airport right at 5:30 for our 6:30 flight to Minneapolis (MSP). The weather was foggy in Rapid City, so we had a very brief ground stop…

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