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Partial Eclipse of the Sun

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On Sunday there is an eclipse. Why am I so fascinated by these celestial events? Maybe because they always seem to be visible only in far off lands I’d never visit. This time, I could drive up the hill (that’s a reference to Lake Tahoe or Reno for you non-Sacramentans) and see the moon pass in front of the sun…. Read more »

The Power of Your Mind: Don’t underestimate it

  Yesterday, my brother in law completed the Ironman. Sorry if that song by Ozzy Osbourne is in your head. It’s in mine every time I see that word. I’m a child of the 80s, what can I say? Anyway, this triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim (it took my brother in law almost 2 hours to do that)… Read more »

>Raising a pint to raise hope

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> Confession:  I’ve never been on a bar crawl or pub crawl as it is now fashionably known.  I’m sure you’ve heard of these moveable feasts…well, I guess they are more like moveable Oktoberfest? Either way, a large group of people (some friends, some strangers) descend on an area of town where a bunch of watering holes are within walking… Read more »

>Valentine’s Day is for losers?

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> This is my obligatory “I’m trying to be evolved about being single on Valentine’s Day” post.  But, who am I kidding?  I’ve ALWAYS been single on Valentine’s Day.  It’s not that I’m alone on Valentine’s Day that pisses me off.  Well, it does a little bit. What really pisses me off is that I’ve just never had a Valentine…. Read more »

>Finally, some common sense in the courts

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>Well, the California Supreme Court just struck down my excuse for not being married. I was going to start telling people that I am single for political reasons. Until there is marriage equality for gays and lesbians, I choose to be an unmarried straight person as an act of solidarity. No one would have bought that anyway.  I’ve been too… Read more »

>Random Thoughts on the Home & Landscape Show

> Sheriff Bob! Because I can’t get enough home improvement by watching HGTV, I went with my parents to the Home & Landscape show at Cal Expo. Basically, every type of vendor your could possibly need to fix something in your house or yard was there.  Air conditioning, roofers, flooring, blinds, cabinetry, and even bankers were all present and accounted… Read more »

>A Tweetup for the Rest of us!

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>Let’s all admit that some of us enjoy the Bah Humbug aspect of the holiday season. It’s not that we are warring on Christmas. In fact, Christmas is my favorite holiday, but there is some ridiculousness inherent in everything we as humans do. Plus there’s this whole expectation of perfection. It’s exhausting. Example: Holiday parties. A double edged sword, right?… Read more »