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Long ago

Long ago, I worked for a company that did useful things. For the most part, I enjoyed the work. I made friends there, met my future wife there, and generally learned my craft there.

Of course, things changed.

The place grew bigger or I grew smaller; I couldn't tell the difference.

When did we give up?

When did the world "give up"? I know that I missed the announcement, but I haven't missed the consequences.

When I was growing up, the world had such promise. Not just for me, but for everyone.

"Live better, Electrically" has given way to "Less costs More".

Instead of having "a place to stand" and "a place to grow", we now have a "have not" province.

Learning to cook

Since Marya passed away, I've had to teach myself how to cook. Today's XKCD strip is so apropos.

Merry Christmas - 2010

Another year has passed, and I again come to the time when I cannot help but reflect on the changes that have happened in my life, and what changes may come in the next year.

This year has had it's share of both happiness and sorrow. I have come to love some people more, and lose some people as well. But, that's how it goes.

A long road

My father passed away last March.

I didn't really know him; he and my mother divorced when I was in high school, and afterwards, I didn't hang out with him much. He remarried a few years later, and moved to Nova Scotia to spend his retirement. I never visited him there, and he only visited me once, before moving east.

Summertime Reading

This summer, I've taken to relaxing on the deck (or in the hot tub), and reading. I've spent many a warm bright day lounging in the sun, absorbing all the wit, wisdom, adventure, and education that my extensive library brings me.

Wisteria


Isn't it grand?

A year for losses

This seems to be the year for losses.

The latest losses to the world are Frank Frazetta and Lena Horn.

In one, we lost one of the best SF & Fantasy artists of our times. In the other, one of the best singers.

Rest in Peace, Frank and Lena

Nathan Charles Pitcher re-admitted to Dartmouth General

I don't have many of the details yet, but I've just been informed that my father, Nathan Charles Pitcher, has been re-admitted to Dartmouth General Hospital for respiratory problems.

His neighbours brought him into the local clinic a day or so ago; he was dazed and confused, and having trouble breathing. The clinic transferred him to Dartmouth General, and he's been admitted into the ICU.

Emails I Have Known

Recently, something posted to Usenet prompted me to get nostalgic. I decided to find every email address that I ever used.

Here they are:

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