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The Dreaded Red Ring of Death

The Dreaded Red Ring of Death

If you know what the title of this post means then you are quite the geek.  The Red Ring of Death is not some Satanic ritual or a college fraternity prank.  No, no, no…it’s much more sinister than that.  What the R.R.O.D. means is that you’ve had too much fun and must now take a […]

How I Know I'm Getting Old

How I Know I’m Getting Old

In the spirit of David Letterman’s Top Ten Lists, I’ve created my own list. These are the top 10 reasons I know I’m getting old: I took my kids sledding and after my first trek up the hill I was ready to quit. I now wear glasses after 44 years without…and they’re bifocals! The highlight […]

The Dreaded Day Before Thanksgiving

The Dreaded Day Before Thanksgiving

Here we are again.  The busiest travel day of the year and I’ve got to head down into the inner circles of Hell. While I live in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area my job takes me to the Chicago suburbs on an almost daily basis.  Normally that is only moderately difficult but today it’s bound to […]

The Grouse Crisis: Day 2

I’m sitting in the comfort of my home office basking in the afterglow of my hunting trip up “Nort”.  Day 2 (actually day 3 if you count the night drive up there) of my trip was much nicer than day 1 (actually day 2…ah, never mind).  The weather warmed up a few degrees, the wind […]

Oh My God, He's Got a Gun!

Oh My God, He’s Got a Gun!

I’m making this post from the great Northwoods of Wisconsin.  I’ve been wondering the wilderness, gun in hand, trying to outwit a bird about half the size of a chicken.   I’m not having very much luck. Once a year I pack up my shotgun and head up North for a few days of torture.  It’s […]

Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

I love to camp.  When Geri and I were first married we bought a 25′ class C motor home and had a ton of fun in it.  That all ended when child #2 (hereafter known as “Greg”) showed up.  We sold the RV and reverted to tent camping.  A few years later we picked up […]

Road Trip Redux

Road Trip Redux

My trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force was a ton of fun. I actually got up on time (in fact a few minutes early) and left the house at 2:30am. I got to the museum at 10:00am (Ohio time). There was a bit of snow leaving town and it was […]

It Is Done

It Is Done

It’s over. All the preparation, the shopping, the cooking, everything…is over. The kids actually let us sleep fairly late today: 7:00am. Greg woke Leslie up at about 4:00am. Cripes. She was a little miffed about it but eventually fell back asleep. I took my time, got a cup of coffee, grabbed the camera and finally […]

Food, food, and more food

As I type this, my first blog post, I sit with my gut stuffed with food. The kids are asleep upstairs just waiting for Santa to come. I thank God for all that I have. It’s so easy to forget just how blessed we all are sometimes. This year, as in past years, we had […]