Monthly Archives: February 2014

Taking Mom Across the Bridge (Part 1)

For a few months now, I have been told that I am a good son, because I do things for my mom. I never thought much of it. To me, there are things you do when you have the charge … Continue reading

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French/Eucalyptus Trail Loop (Part 1)

Oakland was discovered some years ago, which means that the hills were also discovered, and the places I liked to go to get away are not so getaway-ish anymore. This is what has happened to Redwood Regional Park. I first … Continue reading

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Lucy and Alex

People have asked me whether Lucy the Dog and Alex (Little Kitty Girl) get along. To which I answer, of course.  In fact, Alex adores Lucy. To which their response is, almost uniformly, surprise. Which I find, uniformly, surprising. Why … Continue reading

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Online Dating Gripes

Okay, a bit of a rant here, so bear with me. It’s my blog and I can say what I want.

Here are a few of the trite things that women say in their online dating profiles that give me seizures. Continue reading

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End of a Great Run

On Friday, 14 February 2014, I finished a contract that started out as a six month contract, but lasted four years. That happens to me a lot, being held over, and it is always a bit of a loss when … Continue reading

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Mopani 10 July 2003 – 10 February 2014

Yesterday, Mopani (one of Lucy’s good friends) was put down. He’d been living with cancer for a while now and it finally became too much. He was the Animal Buddy to Sue, Molly and Brennan. I remember him as happy, … Continue reading

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Phillips Loop-Post Rain

Finally, the rain let up enough for me and Lucy to take a walk in Redwood Regional Park. Today it was Phillips Loop, because I didn’t have the juice to do a heartier walk.

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An Online Dating Note for Women

Okay, so, this is a heads up to those women readers who may be thinking of  trying on line dating. You have to be prepared for cocks. I have talked to a lot of women and, believe me, they are … Continue reading

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An Online Dating Primer for Us Older Folk

It’s true, I have an OKCupid account. I also have accounts on a couple other sites, but OKCupid has been the best for me.  In fact, I had an account on Plenty of Fish, where I had very little activity.  … Continue reading

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Three-day French Bread

Note: Every now and then, I plan to put out a recipe I really like. This is the first.

A few years ago I went on a bread baking binge, during which I bought a copy of Peter Reinhart’s book, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. There is A LOT of amazing stuff in there. This formula is a tweak of the French bread recipe in that book. It makes two loaves of amazing French Bread. Continue reading

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