A Very Long Year

20 September, 2020 Ken Business & WorkEditorial & DiscussionEveryday LifeFamily & PersonalPolitics, Economy, ScienceWoodworking & Other Projects

Dinner with friends on the back deck Friday — Mer and I, cousin George, Jeff and Mike. It was a soothing evening with perfect weather between some seriously hot days recently and suddenly cold ones. Topped it off with just Jeff and us two with an episode of “Lower Decks”. That’s the way I’d like […]

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Staying Home; A Place Gone

10 April, 2020 Ken Business & WorkEveryday LifeFamily & Personal

We’ve sequestered ourselves for the most part for several weeks now. I’m used to working from home, and it’s kinda neat not having anywhere to be for long periods. Merry loves staying at home, and with the right equipment on the way, will be able to do some of her job from here. I’ve been […]

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Another December

28 December, 2019 Ken Business & WorkEveryday LifeFamily & Personal

Around the anniversary of my Father’s death last year, I saw him in a dream again. Not sure if it was a message, but one interpretation is that he is moving on, and we may catch up down the road later on. Another lifetime perhaps. Images of Dunkirk prompted me to finally visit the ancestral […]

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The ‘C’ Word

24 November, 2019 Ken Family & Personal

As a treat to myself on the occasion turning 50, I (more recently) had my first colonoscopy. I was more worried about the prep than anything, but it was much smoother than I expected. I won’t dread another, at least not much. I drank clear, cherry-flavored, magnesium citrate, which was like a really salty liquid […]

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Heavy Lyfting

24 November, 2019 Ken Business & Work

Last night I got a ride request from the Casino downtown for St. Bonaventure (in Olean, over 50 miles away). No problem. On the way back, I was hoping to find a rider to take me back to Buffalo to not make use the gas mileage on my own dime. Instead, I did get a […]

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Settled in …

1 September, 2019 Ken Family & Personal

My Dad appeared for a moment, his face overlaid onto a character in the dream. It was like he was trying to get on the channel. Then in a half-awake state he asked me to do lunch. I had a regular lunch appointment already on the calendar, but afterward I sat on the deck and […]

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Bar Stools

2 July, 2019 Ken Everyday Life

A couple on Freecycle asked for bar stools and I had three of them. I had two in the attic with cushions that they took and still have one plain wooden one in the basement. I accumulated them over the years by scavenging trash pickup day in the notion I would use them for a […]

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The “Second Half”

12 May, 2019 Ken Business & WorkChroniclesEveryday LifeFamily & PersonalGames & GamingParkview

Working up to my 50th birthday, I decided to stop digitizing the rest of my old files — if anything was that important, I would have done it by now. It’s not a lot, just enough to add to the filing cabinet, which uses far less drawers worth of stuff than it used to. Between […]

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My Prejudice of Good Faith

7 May, 2019 Ken Everyday Life

I’ve come face to face with myself many times this year, realizing my prejudices regarding those things I see in other people. For example, I value contrasting opinions, and so often spend too much time second-guessing what everyone knows in favor of what one person may feel. Not all agreeable counsel is good, of course. […]

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Cemetery Tribute

21 January, 2019 Ken Family & PersonalUncategorized

{Sent to my step-family in Arizona to read at the graveside service for my Father} My feelings and admiration for my Father have never been a secret kept from him or anyone. There was never a time when he wasn’t my hero, my role model as a human being, a man, and a husband and […]

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