Radiation redux

Here’s an update on a previous post. My former park in New York is still radioactive. A second radioactive hot spot was found after a grass fire this week. Again, the contamination is very mild but raises questions about what else is in that landfill. I used to tromp around in that junk quite a […]

Get on your bikes and ride

The weather was fabulous this weekend. I got on my bike and rode around, exploring the local bike trails for about three hours. I was quite tired and sunburned, but I feel so much better than I did last week. I’m going to look into getting a new bike that I can outfit for some […]

Tap City

Back to the stuff I like to write about. My girlfriend scored tickets to “Tap City” a tap-dance show from New York. We went to see it this weekend. A troup of eight dancers performed a variety of solo, duet, and ensemble routines. I’ve never taken such a good look at tap dancing before. It’s […]

Go to sleep!

And now I cannot sleep. As of last night I was mostly over the cold I had. I went to bed early and started at the ceiling for about four hours, slept for an hour or less, stared at the ceiling for a couple more hours, and so forth. Once it gets to be about […]


After being “slightly under the weather” a handful of times this winter, I’ve finally caught a full-fledged cold. It started off with a cough a few days ago. I feel much better today than yesterday or Friday night, but I still have a sore throat and a runny nose. And I’m tired. I haven’t slept […]

Iowa City Sunday

On the way home yesterday, we picked up some really good hot dogs from a butcher in Cedar Rapids. We had them for dinner yesterday and I had them again today. Now I am out of hot dogs. The weather was nice again, so this afternoon we walked downtown and along the Iowa River. Here […]