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    Personal reflections on my life and experiences.

    Priming the Pump

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    It’s been, for some reason, a tremendously slow reading year for me this year. It’s not because I don’t have books to read. I have a sizable stack of books just waiting to be read, and they are inviting tomes. I think its just been more that I’ve had a hard time making myself...

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    Nantucket Cat

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    There once was a cat from Nantucket A feline of renown “upchuck it”- Not know to sway, At 4:10 each day, It would choke on a hairball and then huck it. This same poem in cat language would go as so: *Meow* *Horn* *Sound of the sea* *Meow* *Gek Gek Gek Applause Scream* *Silently...

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    Maintenance Maintenance

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    The new (old) table in place.

    After work this evening, I came home and gave in for a short time to the Cubs game that fired up at 6 PM. After a few innings though, the house was a bit too hot inside and I realized I needed to get up and go in the garage and work on other...

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    An Enjoyable Weekend

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    I wanted to write more tonight, but this day is drawing to an end, and I have to get to bed. This weekend was most enjoyable for a few reasons, the main one which occurred on Saturday night. My longtime close friend’s daughter got married. That event was most special because I’ve known Chris...

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    Cloud Calling

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    Name those clouds!

    Living in New Mexico, I’ve spent a fair amount of time outside, and I’ve learned when I am outside to frequently look up. New Mexico puts on some wonderful sky shows with its endless vertical expanses of deep blue and sculpted whites. The clouds have always drawn my eyes. They provide a drama all...

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    Work Day B

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    Inner door handle: fixed.

    Tonight after work, I went by the Toyota dealership on Alameda because the part to fix my inner door handle came in. In Work Day (now updated with photos), I described starting the process of fixing the busted outer handle on my truck’s driver side door. I had the new handle installed and the...

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    Manager WAR 2

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    After yesterday’s post, I had a little time today to follow through with an inquiry on Google about a Manager WAR statistic, and sure enough, several other baseball fans had the same question. It turns out one fan even suggested such a metric. Adam Darowski (adarowski), a current contributor to SBNation and sabermetrician, wrote...

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    Manager WAR

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    Lackey, looking up- looking back.

    There was a brief kerfuffle in the Cubs media room last night before Chicago starter John Lackey stepped into- and earned- his 7th loss of the year in New York. Lackey, the crazy-eyed charger in Chicago’s stable of previously stalwart starters, is off this year, and in 13 starts, the elder pitcher is 4-7...

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    Fruit Cocktail

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    I’m grateful I got too and through work today. After last night, which involved ghost smells in my nose, a fever, aching long muscles and a dream about ID numbers that repeated over and over, when I awoke this morning and the fever was gone, my mouth tasted like bile and I didn’t want...

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    Sickish Day

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    I don’t have a lot to say today. The day started fine and I was enthusiastic about completing some other projects, and then after lunch I took my scheduled antibiotic- and I’ve felt nauseous, loopy and achy ever since. My writing hopes for the day were flushed as I tried to nap about three...

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