When I was a kid, I could not solve a Rubik’s Cube. I could solve one side, but where to go from there? Solving an adjacent side seemed like the right approach. It is, in fact, the wrong approach. One method is to solve it by layers, which I learned to do a few yearsContinue reading “Experimenting with the Rubik’s Cube”
A few weeks ago I learned that Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House in Richmond has closed. They didn’t survive the pandemic. I’m not surprised, though I’m sad. For a time, it was a small chain in Virginia, with locations from Richmond to Lynchburg. In Lynchburg, they were in the old Howard Johnson’s in the mid-90s. MyContinue reading “An Ode to Aunt Sarah’s”
There’s a photographer on Twitter, Jim Havard, who often posts photographs of Congressional Cemetery. He lives in the neighborhood near the cemetery, and he gets some fantastically beautiful imagery of the old graves. I often look at his photos and wonder, “Do I know this spot? Do I see my family?” I did, after all,Continue reading “Genealogy by Twitter”
Friday! The end of a long week of deadline after deadline, deadlines that hurt me physically Tuesday and Wednesday, with one more deadline and one more project to do. So, I walked into the office building, stepped off the elevator, and was greeted by… At least it was National Donut Day, and even if IContinue reading “Adventures in Off-Brand LEGO: The Laser Pegs Aircraft”
Hunt Valley appears to have made the jump to lightspeed.
Well. I hope this church doesn’t have a pumpkin patch because with that kind of attitude the Great Pumpkin will not be stopping.
Yesterday, I noticed an odd character popping up in my friends’ social media posts. There was this… Followed by this… Not to mention this… Then this… And this… Then I went through some old photographs on my hard drive, and I found this from 1919… This from later in the 1920s… And even this, whenContinue reading “Travels with Murf”
A visitor waited for me by the Beetle when I left for work this morning. “Oh. You’re just going to get in the car and drive away? In that case, I’ll be chill.”
With major league baseball now several days into the playoffs and the affiliated minor league season finished about three weeks ago, the independent Atlantic League is still playing on; their regular season ends this weekend. I’d thought about attending one more game, but York is finishing the season on the road (and work deadlines preventedContinue reading “One Last Baseball Game in 2021”