Category Archives: roses

Where to start? Embarrassment of riches

7 July, 2019            Where to start? Embarrassment of riches I didn’t know where to start this week – too much fun stuff. I was parked at a gas station  near a busy intersection Tuesday morning … Continue reading

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Pimento cheese picnic – and more! 

30 June, 2019            Pimento cheese picnic – and more!  My old friend Ethan, world renowned snake photographer and his family were in Roanoke this week visiting their family. They invited me for a picnic and … Continue reading

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Race day

5 May, 2019           Race day Today I celebrated my thirty-second year (!) of being a triathlete! This was my bike at Lake Anna this morning just before noon, maybe forty-five minutes after I’d finished the race: … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping and “money problems” – a true story

28 April, 2019           Eavesdropping and “money problems” – a true story I woke up for work before dawn Wednesday, thinking I had “money problems.” I fixed my oatmeal and read an article in the New York … Continue reading

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Two words about politics: I vote

4 November, 2018            Two words about politics: I vote If you think our country’s doing well, vote to keep it this way. If you think our country needs change, vote to make it. But don’t be … Continue reading

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The struggle (the flying lesson struggle) is real

14 October, 2018            The struggle (the flying lesson struggle) is real   I’m kidding, of course, about the “struggle” part – flying is a blast, 100% of the time. My brother Shane took that top picture … Continue reading

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“Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry

2 September, 2018            “Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry   The quote is from a story by O Henry called The Ransom of Red Chief. It’s unrelated to this blog post. I was riding … Continue reading

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