Category Archives: I Remember When… (my OWN stories)

Memories and vignettes, true stories old or recent.

Rainy Day Fun

Ah, spring in Washington State. Majestic mountain views, blossoming trees, and heavily overcast skies putting forth a nearly nonstop drizzle. Oh, sure, sometimes the sun comes out. But by the time you can say, “It’s sunny! Let’s go for a … Continue reading

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Send Me Packing

As I maaaay have mentioned once or twice (or eighty times, but who’s counting?), I recently traveled with a group of friends to Liberia, West Africa. This carefully choreographed undertaking involved months of preparation and a packing list as long … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is….

On a recent road trip, I stopped in a small Texas town for some barbecue. I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of one of their drink dispensers. Based on the evidence, this here has got to be the best named … Continue reading

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Repeating History

Hello, Friends! In honor of Black History Month, I’m reprising this essay that was published in the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper in 2006. I first posted the piece to this blog on February 1, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Breaching … Continue reading

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Ground Hog: Sausage, or Metaphor for Procrastination?

Did you see that old movie “Groundhog Day?” Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover their celebration with the famous groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil.” But he gets stuck in some time loop, and lives February 2 … Continue reading

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FitBit Followup

I’m such a doofus. If you’ve been with me a while, you know I like to add photos to my posts… usually snapshots I’ve taken myself. Last time, I told you about wearing my FitBit around the grocery store, yet … Continue reading

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FitBit Follies

I’ve been using a FitBit for a few years now. It’s kind of fun to log my steps and try to hit the 10,000 mark every day. My current FitBit is the kind you wear on your wrist. Not only … Continue reading

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