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Looking Back


In my real world job (as opposed to the world of newsprint and electronic signals in which we meet each week to share thoughts, experiences and ideas), I close roads. Well, OK, technically I don’t actually close the roads.  I just tell people that the engineers and construction workers with whom I’m employed are going […]

Posted at 10:05 pm

Not too long ago I had a chance to watch a family of red-tailed hawks in the midst of the fledging process. Ornithologically speaking, this is the process through which baby birds are coaxed to leave the nest, spread their little wings out and fly.  In the case of the Mama Hawk I was watching […]


To tell you the truth, I don’t remember all of the reasons why Ernesto came to live with us.  As I recall, my brother, who was living in Chile at the time, told us Ernesto needed a place to stay in the United States.  Inviting him to stay with us seemed like the right thing […]

Posted at 11:54 pm

You’ll have to excuse me if I’m a little pensive today. Bryan is leaving, and we’re all feeling a little blue around here. You probably don’t know Bryan, but you might be lucky enough to know someone just like him. He’s been the heart and soul of the office for years, combining exemplary professional skills […]