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The American Civil War Museum

Posted on 07/05/2019 in misc • Tagged with History, Richmond, Virginia

What better day to visit the country’s newest civil war museum than July 4th?

The tldr; version is that this is a very well done museum. The focus is on telling the story of the civil war through the suffering of the people involved. And by people I mean …


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Less Internet Leads to Happier Honeymoons

Posted on 06/03/2019 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Marriage

Less Internet = Better Honeymoons?

It’s not often I write a blog post and the world validates my opinion so quickly the next post is on the same subject. But here we are. This NYT article is nuts. It’s about some couples who feel like they ruined their honeymoons …


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Less Internet Leads to More Happy

Posted on 06/03/2019 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Amazon, Facebook

I read an article over the weekend about how the overwhelming number of choices you get when using Amazon and other sites is causing people to turn away from those sites. I just spent 15 minutes trying to find that article again and I can’t. So maybe I dreamed …


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A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World

Posted on 05/31/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books

book cover for a boy and his dog at the end of the world

At a time when it looks like we may be here to experience a real post-apocalyptic world, this richly realized picture of earth about a century after the fall of humanity is a compelling setting for what is ultimately a hopeful and uplifting novel.

"The Gelding", in which just about …


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The Olive Garden salad that changed my life

Posted on 04/19/2019 in misc • Tagged with Life, Personal, Food

Fred Lynn baseball card

Our first date was Feb 21, 1987. I've told that story. This is the story of a later date. I don't remember when exactly; sometime between that first date and the end of the semester. I think we were back at her house in Zionsville, IN and I think it …


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Bye Bye Baseball Cards

Posted on 03/31/2019 in misc • Tagged with Facebook, Life

Fred Lynn baseball card

A couple of years ago I occupied myself while Michelle was recovering from cancer treatment by finally organizing the 5000 odd baseball cards I had in boxes in the closet. At the time I thought I was just making use of the downtime to downsize a bit since we were …


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