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Archive for May, 2018

Confederate Monument

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Monuments to Confederate soldiers are controversial. People use them as a badge of racism. But my third great-uncle Granville died a prisoner of war in Chicago in 1864. He was 27. His mother, my namesake, grieved for him. He had brothers and cousins who fought in that war. There were soldiers on the other side […]

Knitting in The Killing

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

I liked Mireille Enos in The Catch´╗┐. She seemed to have a great smile with sadness behind it. Her fierce and flashy character was complex and appealing. Now I’m watching her in The Killing´╗┐. The smile is gone. She’s all sadness. Indeed, she’s unstable, a neglectful mom with lots of compassion for juvenile crime victims, […]


Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

I got back to work today. I wrote four blog posts, had a good meeting with #1 daughter and one of our best clients, built forms, did some phone support, and made site changes. I worked 17 hours last week, so I’m not all that far behind, but there’s lots to do. I ate right, […]

Seven Skeins

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

I used up my seventh skein of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport (colorway Haze Heather) en route to the Tulsa Zoo. I’m about a third of the way through the sleeves, which I am knitting two at a time on a circular needle. Skein #8 is just the little ball shown above, and skeins […]

Babysitting Day

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

The Baby and I hung out while #1 daughter and the Good Ol’ Boy went on a float trip with his brothers and some friends. We started out having a lot of fun. We played ball — a new game I taught the Baby. I bought her a ball at the zoo, and we had […]

Tulsa Zoo

Friday, May 25th, 2018

#1 daughter and the Baby obligingly posed by the sign for a nice tourist photo at the zoo. It’s a nice zoo, too. The interpretation is impressive, and it’s designed for families. There was a small aquarium with groups of undersea creatures plus Chinese alligators and other animals that live in or around the water. […]

More Workcation

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

I worked a full day today. I had lunch with #1 daughter and #1 son and the grandchildren. Pizza by the pool. This is not the day that I had planned. However, both the sites with issues are now fixed and I’ve communicated with all our major clients and taken care of their needs for […]

Excursion Train

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

I rode in a parlor car on an excursion train. This line had steam locomotives until the 1960s, but we were diesel powered. There were little museums in the depots at both ends of the journey. Clearly, this was a very civilized way to travel. It still is, though we were offered bottle water and […]

Further Laziness

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

  See the error above? I have pulled it out and reknitted it. I have some work to do today, since my workcation lasted just 4.5 hours yesterday. I also need to get packed up and ready for my train ride tomorrow. #1 daughter and the Baby and I are going to a new (to […]

Staycation/ Workcation

Monday, May 21st, 2018

  I started the day with a few hours of blogging. In the course of that I answered a couple of phone calls and made a couple of sales. I therefore decided to end the workcation and go back to my staycation. Specifically, I decided to go ahead and have an urban hike. I figured […]

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