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 […]
What a twisted movie, one of those alienation-in-the-modern-world films I like so much.
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 […]
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 […]
My blog is in general a quiet one, read frequently by my friends and relatives who use it to keep in touch. But today I received a comment here from someone actually threatening to tell my coworkers why I called in sick this week. I posted why–or at least the part I cared to share […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m experimenting with posting movies here. Here is one from a visit to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana in 2005.
The weather this weekend is sunny and mild. I’m glad to have a break from the winter cold. Yesterday we explored F.W. Kent County Park. It’s really nice with hiking trails, a campground, boat launch, and an education center. The trails were soggy from Friday’s rain and melting snow and ice. It should be a […]
The Iowa City Press Citizen published my letter to the editor today. Does this mean I’m right?
Well I’ve done it again. My second letter to the editor in just over a week. This one was to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, regarding an opinion column about a family he saw on a reality televison show with a very odd lifestyle: J.D. Mendenhall complained on Mar. 1 of parents recently featured on a […]