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I finally feel like the old Will…..

Today around 2:00 pm,  I convinced Lynn and daughter, Catherine, to go to Bruster’s for some ice cream.  When I say “convinced” it wasn’t like I had to do whole lot of arm twisting.  I just asked if anyone was … Continue reading

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Ride-Geocache-Ride-Nap!!

In an effort to get the most out of my Spring Break I decided to use the last three days doing the things I love to do best.  NO…not that….!!!!  I mean riding my bike, geocaching and napping. Friday I … Continue reading

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The BEST $900 (or so) I’ve Ever Spent!

Today I had to take off to chauffeur Lynn to a medical test which required her to be knocked out.  I also scheduled my physical therapy appointment for my back.  We made an old geezer day of going back and … Continue reading

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An Excuse Delayed

Why did I talk Steven into riding from Goochland to Ashland this morning?  That was the question I asked myself this morning when the alarm went off at 6:30 AM on a Saturday.  A Saturday that followed a tough week.  … Continue reading

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Jamestown, Cape Charles and Friends

Bone tired!!!  I am toast!!!  It’s a good tired though.  It all started Friday morning at 5:00 AM.  That’s when I loaded our little Toyota Matrix with all our bikes, biking gear, clothes etc…  We were prepping for a trip … Continue reading

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Life is Tiring and Re-tiring!!

Whew!! Since school began a few weeks ago, I’ve found my self saying this to the point of annoyance – “I’m exhausted.”  So I’ve made a conscious effort to not whine about being tired all the time but the fact … Continue reading

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A Moment in the Day

Teaching fifth graders this time of year can be, how do I say it….challenging.  Hormones, Spring Fever, middle-schoolitis along with the pending summer vacation make for a perfect storm of preteen angst and surliness.  I’ve been lucky this year because … Continue reading

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Unexpected Joy!!

It was one of those rare days today that was very welcome. The fifth graders I teach came in very quietly and worked so hard all day long. It’s amazing to watch them work now. I gave them a Black … Continue reading

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It All Started with Reader’s Digest

When my parents realized that I was a voracious reader and that the nearest library was 20 miles away, they decided to subscribe to the Reader’s Digest series of condensed books.  Each book would contain several novels theat were abridged … Continue reading

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Will of All Trades

I’ve had MANY jobs in my life. When I say many, I mean more than the average person. So here in chronological order are the jobs I’ve had in my life: Safety Equipment Salesman – I didn’t have this job … Continue reading

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