Everyday Life

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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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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A Whole Year Passes

5 November, 2018 Ken Everyday Life

Have I been THAT busy? I spent most of this time preparing for and dealing with the responsibilities as Master of a Lodge. “I’ve sold my soul to the company store.” But I will write about that elsewhere. I started the Amorphous Publishing Guild — dba papers, bank account, bought a batch of ISBNs, and […]

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I Love Lyft

4 August, 2017 Ken Business & WorkEveryday Life

I’ve always been the DD or the guy people call for a ride. I love driving and love people. I have spare time, or like an excuse to get away from the computer screen. Ridesharing was a no-brainer. And Christina said I would be good at it. And I think I am. A few weeks […]

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Cars

5 May, 2017 Ken Everyday Life

Last year I met with a couple regarding a wedding, and having already postponed it once due to weather I went out in a blizzard. I turned into a plaza, but my car didn’t. I displaced quite the boulder on a median, but apart from smelling but not seeing some fluid, I wasn’t too concerned. […]

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A Bright Change of the Years

6 January, 2017 Ken Everyday LifeGames & Gaming

The air lately has seemed oddly like Spring and it whets my appetite for it. But I would have wanted a touch more of a snowy Winter I thought to myself, and so it happened — we will have brilliantly white snow on the ground for Little Christmas. I never did switch over my accounting […]

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