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My Week

Starts on Wednesday. Now that I have figured out why I have had problems with the calendar over the last several months I might feel a little less off. And the “starting on Wednesday” was obvious once I spent more … Continue reading

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Tired just contemplating

The list of errands that I ran today – here to El Sobrante to breakfast to Costco to Richmond to El Sobrante to home. And it was early afternoon and headed out again to Mountain Hardware to Target to home. … Continue reading

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and to Komodo as well

at the end of my day This is the second stop on this leg and a repeat from the previous cruise. I literally missed the boat on going snorkeling. One of those (there are 60 of us) who are holdovers … Continue reading

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Whales and Mountains

Rather than force you to look back at the schedule I included when this leg of the cruise began on the 13th, I will just tell you that we are in Moorea, Society Islands. More accurately, this is Mo’orea of … Continue reading

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French Polynesia

What we forget, in our constant bashing of the UK as a former Colonial Power and the strangler of the Commonwealth – is that France is still a colonial power. It owns islands in the Caribbean plus (according to Wiki) … Continue reading

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Another Dinner

Apparently the idea of a special dinner for the “Pinnacles” was so well received last cruise, they decided to do it again this cr-19Ouise. The date picked was today, again in the Solarium Bistro at 1830. The menu was essentially … Continue reading

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Raffles, Clappers, and

not much shopping. Today was the second full day of this particular stitching retreat. The stitching room opened at 0800 and probably closed around 2200 (I am guesstimating because I had long since run out of energy and noise tolerance). … Continue reading

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Local Testing

After months of insanity, my city has finally set up a consistent test sit that operates every day. Regular hours, on a bus route, and actually some available parking. Amazing really that someone with some brains set it up.  The … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

in the morning. Or early afternoon as the case may be. SFO to Frankfurt on Lufthansa. This is a rebooked, rebooked trip from last August which became Sept/Oct which was put off till this spring. I think that we might … Continue reading

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My bowl of cherries

It is that time of year again. The cherries have arrived!  In fact, they probably have been available at Berkeley Bowl for a week or so. But George brought home almost 2kg of cherries.  That might just last me till … Continue reading

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Too early for coffee

It was quite dark when I awoke. After failing to find my phone so that I could check the time, I grabbed a scone, a glass of juice and went upstairs to my craft disaster. After all, having some nice … Continue reading

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Admin Law

or, Administrative Law if you want to be formal. It is the branch legal whatever which covers all the routine rules and regulations by which most decisions affecting our daily life are made. For example: Immigration judges are administrative judges. … Continue reading

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A lost day

Everyone around me knows that Thursday happened. Could have fooled me. Yes, I know that there is a Thursday every week, so obviously the day happened.  It leaves me wondering why, when I get repeatedly tested for antibodies, that I … Continue reading

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The wreckage of my desk

I thought I had found it, my desk. But it was a lie. There are still piles of stray things that haven’t yet found a home made worse by coming home late last night from San Lorenzo High School (and … Continue reading

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Summing up 2021

I will end the year with the most important detail of all. We all lived. No major illness, no COVID, no hospitalizations for anyone in my close family for any reason. We had enough to eat, roofs over our head, … Continue reading

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Measles and Ft McCoy

When I spent part of summer there, it was Camp McCoy. July and August in Wisconsin can be humid on top of being hot. There were fields all around us. I was there as a doc, part of my annual … Continue reading

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doing the same thing twice

Or at least that is what I woke up thinking. Now if I could just remember the rest of it? Nah, so it was on to puzzles (Whimsy this time) and finishing the second Cryptid so I am ready on … Continue reading

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Mostly Stitching

I only had one shift week before last and none this past week so I had been hoping to spend a bit more time with a tapestry needle in my hand (as apposed to a syringe loaded with vaccine de … Continue reading

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I don’t need

The stake and the machete after all.  My sister was kind enough to notify me that our mutual sperm donor had finally passed away. He managed to gasp his last breath in Florida, Apparently witnessed, so that I don’t need … Continue reading

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Ending the year

2020 has been a challenge for all of us. It really doesn’t matter if you live in one of those rare areas which has either been not much affected by the spread of SARS-COV2 or had a sensible government which … Continue reading

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