Family & Personal

Not Quite a Spring

9 April, 2012 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & Personal

I hear the sound of lawn mowers, interspersed with the silence of snow, putting on a scarf to scurry beneath the blazing sun, birds chirping but bitter wind blowing.  The color is heavy green without the accompanying smells of what nature intimates to be the season.  And I do not know if I really want to be […]


A Little Visitor

24 February, 2012 Ken Family & Personal

A client at the vet hospital, someone who devoutly cared for her own animals, finds a teacup poodle in the middle of the street, so dehydrated and hypothermic it was unable to do more than twitch in an effort to avoid oncoming cars.  She scooped him up and brought him in, willing to pay for […]


A long week, good and bad …

12 February, 2012 Ken Business & WorkEveryday LifeFamily & PersonalReligion & Spirituality

Inspired by a new friend on Facebook, I started making videos of myself talking, in particular, weekly recaps and previews of I also made headway in organizing the Earth 2 Mouth program, coordinating at least one service date with D’Youville and through people there discovered another soup kitchen that serves in the evening.  Word […]


Rethinking My Desire for the Small Town

31 January, 2012 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & PersonalParkview

While in one of our road trip chats recently, my daughter told the tale of how she spent some time back in the old neighborhood in South Buffalo.  It surprised her how little things have changed.  It wasn’t just the landmarks, but the same people doing the same things, saying the same things, and dating among the […]


The Beginning of the Year

9 January, 2012 Ken Family & PersonalWoodworking & Other Projects

I’ve closed my archives for 2011 after reorganizing some of the old photo albums, and am just waiting for some paperwork to complete my business books for the year.  The Little Christmas party was one of the best ever according to many, and did not pass without some home-made gifts, such as crocheted scarves, slippers, […]


A Quiet Spring Morning … Wait, What?

1 January, 2012 Ken Business & WorkEveryday LifeFamily & Personal

After a bit of a pleasant sleep-in, I had tea with Merry on the front porch in my pajamas this morning.  It seems like there’s million things to do to start off 2012 and my brain’s about to freeze up.  Speaking of freezing up, it’s gotten dark and some “arctic blast” is supposed to come through in […]


A Good Year, One I Will Remember

23 December, 2011 Ken Business & WorkEveryday LifeFamily & Personal

I can’t say that financially we’re any better off this year than last, except that a few positive things looking forward are in place, such as a better plan for taxes and refinancing our mortgage into a lower interest HELOC.  But that’s not what life is about. Life is about me coming to peace again […]


Halloween toward Thanksgiving

6 November, 2011 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & PersonalWoodworking & Other Projects

I almost went to a Samhain celebration, but couldn’t get Mer to come with me.  Maybe next year.  However, we did have the trick-or-treat get-together at our place again this year (Merry didn’t have to work late), and the context results were different this year.  Sure, Di won AGAIN, but this time instead of a […]


A Perfect Sunday

27 October, 2011 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & PersonalReligion & Spirituality

Last Sunday was busy.  Mer and I worked the pancake breakfast at the West Seenca Lodge after having some ourselves, and then we were off to Olean. It was a wonderful drive and perfect weather.  Our destination was the shelter where Byron (the pit bull or “pitiful bull” we met at the Ellicottville Fall Festival) […]


A Great Weekend

17 October, 2011 Ken Everyday LifeFamily & Personal

Merry has off for several days and we decided for our (relatively broke) anniversary to do autumn cleaning and such together.  We went through our clothes rotation, donating as we went.  The attic is more organized, and I recycled a large volume of miscellaneous religious tracts I had from years ago.  I made huge headway […]


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