I went to last night’s Baltimore Orioles game — they were paying tribute to Brooks Robinson with a personal appearance and a Norman Rockwell print giveaway — but before the game I made a visit to Baltimore’s Mt. Olivet Cemetery. I was looking for two things — early Methodist bishops and Joe Biden’s ancestors. We’llContinue reading “Looking for Methodists”
It’s been three years since I’ve been to a postseason baseball game. No, I didn’t attend any of the Nationals 2019 World Series run. I spent the first week of that in the hospital, and, honestly, Diamond didn’t then (and doesn’t now) pay well enough for me to have bought World Series tickets. That postseason,Continue reading “Lancaster Clawed by Blue Crabs”
Today was too nice to spend the whole day inside working on work, so about one o’clock I went for a walk around town. Two enormous aircraft flew overhead rather low. Then I saw two Amish boys working on replacing the roof of a house.
It has been my dream since Diamond went WFH two and a half years ago — March 18, 2020 — to connect my Linux Mint install to the work VPN. I have tilted at this windmill for two and a half years, and for two and a half years its arms have thrown me andContinue reading “Victory at Last!”
A cat stuck her head in my coffee this morning. It was a little past ten o’clock. I fixed myself a mug of coffee, picked up my Rubik’s Cube, and went to sit outside and enjoy my coffee on a glorious Saturday morning. As I sat outside, I scrambled my Rubik’s Cube and proceeded toContinue reading “Making a New Friend”
Let’s turn the block back to April… Hmm. Hawaiian spaghetti, made with cream cheese, ham, and pineapple. I thought that sounded fab! The reaction online, however, was less than enthusiastic. Well, I’ve made it. It’s fine. It could be better. But it’s fine. It is not “a hate crime.” If I make it again, I’dContinue reading “Life Is Better with Pineapple”
I’m sure she knew you loved her, Paul.
Neighbor, I don’t believe Joe Biden will be visiting our fair burgh so you can have hot monkey sex — no doubt Jill would object — but if that’s your thing, who am I to judge? Seriously, though, it wasn’t Joe Biden who stole top secret nuclear secrets and kept them in bankers boxes atContinue reading “Life in Pennsyltucky, An Occasional Series”
I believe I have found my Platonic ideal of a desktop wallpaper. Super Grover! How can one go wrong with Super Grover? The hero Sesame Street both needs and deserves! And whatever mishaps he gets into, whatever destruction head leaves in his wake, Commissioner Gordon will be right nearby to say, “Covered it.” I jest,Continue reading “The Hero Sesame Street Needs”
Some recent tweets that I enjoyed writing. Twitter falls into the memory hole so quickly, and maybe someday I’ll want to return to these. Okay, probably not. But for a minute or two, this is what I was thinking at the time.