Category Archives: My life

My birthday 64 years old

Rituals are important, even little ones. Since I was 40 years old, I have been doing the bar flip on my birthday. That is now 24 years. The other pictures are from lunch. Chrissy & I went to Blackfinn. I … Continue reading

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Did you consider other careers?

Story Worth – Did you consider other careers? How did you choose? Little boy dreams I wanted to be a paleontologist. I was maybe five years old. Most boys like dinosaurs. I loved dinosaurs. I could spell that word before … Continue reading

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How America has changed in my lifetime

My story worth – How has the country changed in your lifetime? The surprising success of a fundamentally lazy man I thought of writing a book about my life’s experience. I didn’t get very far, but I came up with … Continue reading

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What were you like when you were fifty – story worth

What were you like at 50? Story Worth question. What was your life like when you were fifty? The most significant thing that happened in my 50th year was that we bought our first tree farm. I have discussed the … Continue reading

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Stoicism and Seneca

Rode down to a presentation at Smithsonian about stoicism and got a practical  lesson in stoicism on the way down. I used the hourly weather prediction to get plan to ride my bike when it was not raining. About 15 … Continue reading

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Describe the worst part of your life

Leaving out periods of sickness or bereavement, two periods of my life compete for “the worst.” Crashing at the takeoff It was the worst job year since the Great Depression. Unemployment in 1982 hit post World War II highs (think … Continue reading

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What were you doing when you were 40?

My story worth for this week. What were you doing when you were 40? I thought it was the best of times, and it was the best of times up to then. The worst of times was just around the … Continue reading

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Working in college

My Story Worth Question – Did you work in college? I cannot say I worked my way through college, but I did work all the way through college. I put it this way working was necessary but not sufficient to … Continue reading

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Three great teachers & a bottle of Coca-Cola

Who had the most positive influence on you as a child? This week’s Story Worth. Of course, I would name my parents as the most positive influence on my life, and the gang of friends I grew up with shaped … Continue reading

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Almost spring

We are pushing spring a little. We drank our beer outside, it was still a little chilly. My other pictures are from Highland County. I went up to look at a tree farm there. Spring is even less far along … Continue reading

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