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A Warm December Day

Yesterday, was a rare warm December day that got me out and about. It began going antiquing with my daughter and son-in-law and ended with a...

Saying Thanks

And just like that, the four-day Thanksgiving weekend is over…but I got quite a bit done in those four days. I built two cabinets, finished a...

Faries Lamp

Doers

As usual, fall lasted about 3.8 days in Illinois. Winter-like temperatures are here, and I spent much of the day slipping into seasonal depression, but revived...

Decatur’s Ghost Stories

It’s just a week away from Halloween, and that means ghost stories, visiting Greenwood Cemetery, and eating caramel apples, double-dipped of course, from Del’s Popcorn. I...

Decatur Bike Path

Biking in Decatur

This morning I went on a chilly but beautiful fall bike ride along Decatur’s bike path. I think the official name is Steven’s Creek Bikeway, but...

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The Plan

It’s probably safe to say that the last year-and-a-half or so has postponed or derailed a lot of plans. Covid-19 isn’t over, and it’s still affecting...

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Low Points

I have come to hate grocery shopping. From the ripoff prices, to the crowds, to the bare shelves, to the cruddy looking floors, it’s just miserable....

Joan of Arc

Me, Again

Well, the divorce was finalized this week on Monday. Other than the circuit court’s office losing the parenting plan I submitted, it went smoothly. I walked...

Coal Miner

Nobody Wants to Work?

I’m sure we’ve all heard this line a thousand times by now: Nobody wants to work. Local restaurants have had to close temporarily due to low...