Do I need to say that 2020 was an awful year? Must I? Let’s watch a Carl Sagan video before I get to my annual review of the first post of each month. This is not the “Pale Blue Dot” video I was looking for. I went through my blog archives, I went through my … Continue reading 2020: The Year In Review
Saturday I drove down to Baltimore to visit Loudon Park Cemetery. I hadn’t been since the end of January, it was a nice day, and a cemetery is a place where one can socially distance without much difficulty. I had no idea if I would be able to get into the cemetery; some cemeteries are … Continue reading Questionnare!
Thr last few days have been a little rainy, a little chilly, a little gloomy. And work has been in a bit of a holding pattern; what I’d normally be doing this week — the order forms — has been pushed to next week, so I’ve spent the last two days trying to do next … Continue reading A Perfect Spring Day
If the first day of working from home was a strange and new and exciting experience, the second day felt more routine. I got out of bed at 7:30, though I’d been awake for several hours before that. It was another night of rough sleep; it was difficult to get comfortable temperature-wise (take a blanket … Continue reading Diving in on Day Two
I went to church this morning. Not from any religious conviction, but because I spent the last week in the hospital (that story to come) and my sister said to me yesterday that, after a week of being surrounded by doctors and nurses, I must be lonely at home by myself. And where can one … Continue reading Out and About on a Dreary Sunday
Apologies to Simon and Garfunkel. This week marks the annual Dallastown Fair. Having nothing to do last night, after eating dinner, I walked into town and went to the fair. It was every bit as unenthralling as I remembered. A midway of carnival rides and games. Food stands by local restaurants and churches. Farm equipment. … Continue reading Are You Going to Dallastown Fair?
Just after dusk I carried a laundry basket up the stairs in the parking lot, on thecway back to my apartment from the laundry facility. There, hovering over my building was Jupiter, shining brightly in thr sky just after sunset when few stars had emerged from the glow. To the east, furious and incandescent, was … Continue reading Evening in Dallastown
Last weekend I ran into one of my neighbors in my apartment complex’s laundry facility; she was taking her laundry out, I was taking mine in. She and her husband live in the building across from mine. Two winters ago, I helped them dig their cars out after a particularly nasty blizzard. Otherwise, I’ve never … Continue reading Life in Dallastown
Today I went for a walkabout. It’s a nice autumn day, it’s nice to get outside. The walk just so happened to coincide with the Automattic Worldwide WP 5K, a virtual 5K for users of WordPress. It’s not really a race, and I certainly didn’t run. So, I’ll say that my walk today was part … Continue reading A Graveyard of Watermelons
I felt bad for the woman behind the counter at the Dallastown post office. I’d gone to the post office to buy stamps. One clerk was helping someone mail a package. The other was being berated by a man in a blue t-shirt for a Dallastown swim team. The situation, as I pieced together from … Continue reading Saturday Morning at the Post Office
Today was a lovely day — sunny, blustery, temperatures right around 50 degrees — so there was no reason to spend it inside. This was far cry from last Saturday when we had snow flurries, and so I took advantage of it. I went to a baseball game. My last baseball game was Game 2 … Continue reading A Beautiful Day for Baseball
Dallastown now has a Little Free Library. The Little Free Library “is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.” It’s a wooden box on a post, decorated in some way, and it’s filled with books the community wants … Continue reading Dallastown’s Little Free Library