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Shade, Wonderful Shade

I've been working over a year on the backyard and patio. The patio is 99% done, the grass in growing, the solar lights are solaring and the tomatoes are growing in the corner of the yard.   I took this shot a little after 7 pm. The wall behind is … [Read more...]

Saturday I Mowed the Yard

For the first time in 11 years I mowed the lawn. No, it wasn't all that tall.  I planted it about 3 weeks ago, maybe 4. When I moved to Tucson from Iowa I left behind all my lawn mowing and weed whacking equipment.  (I left my snow shovel there too)  The … [Read more...]

Tucson Green Garlic

The middle of March we were standing in the checkout line at Sprouts Farmer's Market. As is often the case, the "little woman" (she knows that's a term of endearment) was looking for interesting recipes in the magazines. She's a very fast reader and can … [Read more...]

Finally the Government Does Something That Makes Sense

The Economy? NO! The Wars? NO! Medicare? NO! The Debt? NO! Social Security? NO! The Plate? YES! The plate makes sense.  The pyramid was as hard to decipher as Egyptian Hieroglyphics on a pyramid.  When I look at the food pyramid I think, "Everyone wants … [Read more...]

A Man Beyond a Certain Age

I've really enjoyed the series "Men of a Certain Age" the show covers some very interesting topics and social interactions of men with and without families. The season opener of the series is on tonight. I like all three of the main characters and their … [Read more...]

Lenovo T520 Contrast Settings

When my Lenovo Thinkpad T520 arrived the saturation was so high the screen would glow with color.  The contrast settings were way off as well.  On my old Dell Latitude 620 there were on the keyboard with the function key. A search of documentation and Google … [Read more...]

The Grass is in the Ground

Well, at least it is on the ground and under a bit of soil. It has been almost 2 weeks since I was sowing bermuda grass.  Now there is a slight green haze appearing in the midst of the mottled dirt.  At first I thought it was only growing where the … [Read more...]

Skip Day

Skip Day is something I never really thought about or believed in till it became a reality in my life. I don't know the origins of Skip Day nor the first time I heard about.  In short, when we are young and get hurt in some way, muscles, scrapes, cuts, etc.  … [Read more...]

Roller Headband Scissors Chair

I woke up with the intention of rolling the makeshift lawn roller out of the backyard before the sprinklers kicked on at 6 am.  But it was raining.  Instead, I walked down the the sprinkler control box and told it to take the morning off. It has been quite … [Read more...]

Code Name Cupcake

There was a big brew ha ha over the code name "Geronimo" for Asama bin Laden. It has to be touch to pick a code name that doesn't offend someone. So I'm thinking we should offend the person with the code name. Personally, I think Geronimo was a perfect … [Read more...]

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