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July 5, 2019

From a call this morning from my sister I learned my mother passed away quietly last night July 4th at about 8:30pm.  The odd thing is I knew it had happened, at about that time last night I heard music that just wouldn't get out of my head, it lasted for several minut...

April 7, 2019

 A few weeks a go our friend and long time companion "Isaac" passed away.  He was one of the best dogs I have ever known, but a severe lymph tumor which had been growing on his hind leg and paw had finally gotten the better of him.

This is one of the last photo's of Iss...

December 28, 2018

I received confirmation today that my presentation proposal for the 2019 New England Resident Service Coordinator (NERSC) conference was accepted!

My workshop is targeted to new RSC’s such as myself, and is focused on building empathy in service coordination, especiall...

October 14, 2018

This summer while my father was in rehab I found an old Honda 5518 tractor for $150 on Craigslist (these tractors originally sold for about $5k, and with mower decks another $1.3k), with a "blown motor". 

My father always had Kubota tractors.  I have a lot of fond memor...

September 15, 2018

On September 2, 2018 my father passed away quietly at home with my mother there, he was 94.  Just the day before we had visited him and Mom, he knew he was surrounded by love.  Some of my earliest memories are of my Dad watching Lawrence Welk and Hee Haw on TV while I...

June 10, 2018

So, this is how we have spend the past few days when a number of Mini Schnauzers showed up in Maine for rescue from a  Texas high kill shelter.  Blossom and her brother Jeremy were in the mix, but ironically not from Texas, they are Mainers. Sadly, their previous owner...

May 31, 2018

Well after removing, cleaning and reinstalling the carbs (not easy, but not horrible) what a difference that made in how the bike runs!  I've taken it on a couple short rides and it's amazing, very smooth power and lots of different places where the power kicks in wher...

May 25, 2018

Yup, while looking through Craigslist last weekend I found a free greenhouse over the river in Auburn and it was in excellent condition!  Though six of the roof panels had broken last winter from weight of the snow, the greenhouse frame and all other panels were in gre...

April 18, 2018

So last week I picked up an old Interceptor for $200 from a guy who had it in his wood pile.  I was a little dubious when he said he was riding it to work last year, but stopped riding after he broke the starter switch and choke cable, but everything is there and in re...

March 26, 2018

After considering life without Facebook, I decided to delete my account, and I like it! 

One of the things I've learned from the process is just how hard Facebook makes it for you leave, like the saying goes; if you're not paying for the service then you're the product.

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