Happenings30 Aug 2006 08:15 am

A few photos from our recent vacation on OBX.

Happenings26 Aug 2006 04:53 pm

We stopped in Baltimore on our way back to NYC from NC to break up the drive. Traffic was awful, but that’s another story. Luckily we arrived just in time to catch an Orioles game. A Saturday game in late August against Tampa Bay isn’t exactly a sell-out kind of affair. 15 minutes before first pitch, we asked the box office for the best seats available. Here’s what they gave us. By the way, everything you’ve heard about Camden Yards being a beautiful stadium is true – what a wonderful baseball facility!

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Happenings20 Aug 2006 08:43 am

One of the side-effects of running off to Vegas to get married is that our parents hadn’t met each other. Finally, introductions were made at my parents home in Virginia.

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Kayak16 Aug 2006 07:15 am

I recently compiled a series of thoughts on minimizing the risks of leading a group through a surf landing under the cover of darkness. I don’t pretend to be an expert or have any particular depth of experience in this area, but I’ve found very little written on the topic. If someone has come across literature on the subject, please point me in the right direction.

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AKT and Kayak and Kayak Log01 Aug 2006 11:02 pm

An eventful couple of days on the water in Rhode Island, including a night navigation and surf landing. Many lessons learned. I’ve posted a few photos.

AKT and Kayak and Kayak Log30 May 2006 07:58 am

Finally able to get on the water again to start the kayaking season with an easy beginner trip out of Peekskill. Hot and sunny, but the water is still cold. A couple of rolls just to reassure myself that I haven’t lost it yet. Actually, my form is a little sloppy and I busted a couple of butterfly rolls (not that I really ever had that one down pat). All in all, a good day on the water.

Happenings30 Apr 2006 08:10 am

This Christmas cactus, which has historically been a Thanksgiving cactus (including this year), is in full bloom. I would think this is a wierd anomoly, but the one at the office is blooming as well.

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Happenings06 Apr 2006 08:28 am

Amazing what difference a day can make.

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Happenings05 Apr 2006 10:33 am

Not the usual April shower, but just as heavy. Some of the biggest flakes I’ve ever seen.

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Happenings28 Mar 2006 08:06 am

Congratulations to Spencer and Kristi on the arrival of Sienna Lynne! A happy, healthy 7lb 10oz, 20 inch bundle of joy made her grand debut yesterday afternoon at 4:58pm. Mother and daughter (and father) are doing fine.

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Work23 Mar 2006 08:01 am

I realized that I haven’t posted any photos recently of the office renovation since the construction crew carried their tools away (for what is hopefully the last time). I’m very pleased with the way it has all come together.

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Musings20 Mar 2006 05:17 pm

Found this nugget today:

A salad bar that’s 5 miles long is as useless to me as one that’s 3000 miles long because I’m getting all the salad I can eat in the first 15 feet.

Don’t fill up on iceberg.

Happenings27 Feb 2006 11:18 am

Doxia was officially sworn in today at the Appellate Courthouse on Madison and 25th. A beautiful courthouse, but of course, no photos allowed inside. Four years of hard work and waiting for those precious little letters—Esq.

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Kayak and Kayak Log25 Feb 2006 08:37 am

I joined Rich Gagliardi and his friend Dan for my first real taste of winter paddling. I’ve paddled into late fall several times with air temps hovering below 40°F and have even started a morning or two with snow flurries swirling, but I’ve never been out in temps below freezing or when the water was this cold (35°). We launched at Cold Spring with the air temp at 30° and 10-12 knots winds and headed north to Pollopel Island, home to the Bannerman Island Arsenal ruins, in the shadows of Storm King Mountain. After exploring the island a bit and a quick bite to eat while trying to stay warm, we crossed the channel toward Plum Point and turned south along the western shore toward West Point. Despite the forecast for winds to build during the course of the day, the weather held and by afternoon the sun broke through for a magnificent winter afternoon.

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Happenings20 Feb 2006 07:26 pm

My little Serissa (serissa foetida) hasn’t had this many blooms since it was first given to me over a year ago. I’ve found it to be very challenging to keep this little fellow happy in our arid and drafty apartment. I also find it curious that it is now blooming so well when otherwise the tree is showing signs of really struggling with the winter conditions.

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