It is that time of year… When the days become shorter and the nights darker, people seem to come together more. It is a time for the lights to push out the darkness, and a warm, well light house full of people can do that :)
Our local Lions Club had our annual Christmas/Holiday (we are not affiliated with a religion…) party. I am a bit of an introvert (a lot of an Introvert!) and can be downright anti0social, but I still had fun and talked to quite a few people, including some that were guests for the evening.
I think I was a bit festive in my red sweater and red sneakers ;) Continue reading →
Hi all, there has been a lot to smile about over the last week. Right now I am smiling because this heatwave is coming to an end ;) Also there is that huge anniversary of the Moon landing – I’m a space nerd, so that is huge. There are other things personally, like walks in the woods, kayak paddles, watching hawks fight, a flock of turkey, etc. But I will pick something very strange – a haircut.
For most of my life I have worn my hair relatively long for a male. Lately, however, it has been getting just a little unwieldy. I didn’t mind the Beethoven hair jokes, but after the second or third “ma’am”, well, time for a haircut….
Here is before: Continue reading →
I have written that I wear turtlenecks pretty much from October to April. When I say that, I mean almost exclusively turtlenecks. Have you noticed that even though I post a lot of pictures from the beach or from a kayak almost all of my selfies have me wearing a turtleneck? I even wrote post about it. Last year, on Tax Day (April 15), I wrote about the last turtleneck of the season. Well, today I wore my first for this season! Sure, it is very possible I will wear something else coming up in the next few weeks. In fact, I see warmer weather on the horizon. However, from now until the end of March I guarantee that if you catch me at random it is more likely that I’ll have a turtleneck on than not! OK, at random means when I am awake and dressed. Smarty. So it must be officially mid to late autumn – Trent is wearing a turtleneck!
31 March – Turtleneck (and hat!)
It must be spring. Why? Because Trent is no longer wearing a turtleneck!
Last October I wrote an post called “Turtleneck Trent“. In it I talked about my turtlenecks. You see, I wear a turtleneck almost everyday from sometime in October until sometimes in March. It’s my signature, even more than the hat. Occasionally I will go without the hat. Continue reading →
The freezing rain stopped and mist was rising off of the parking lot in dragon fire tendrils. I was doing my after-lunch laps, a routine I’ve had for most of my working life. I’ve written at least three blog posts about the fact that I do a lot of my thinking and creative work while walking and my post-lunch walk is one of those times I let my brain have free rein. Well, yesterday I was thinking. That is always dangerous, me and thinking, but this time it might actually be pulling back from danger. I decided I’m going to take a blog slowdown. I won’t shut it down completely and I’ll still read a few posts, particularly when I really can’t do anything else, but I’ll slow down. Continue reading →
Josephine asked me why Fiyero got all of the attention. Didn’t I know he’s a dog?!!? And when I didn’t talk about Fiyero I just went on and on about Albert. I wouldn’t call two posts about Albert “going-on-and-on”, but then I’m not a kitten with my little black and white nose out of joint. And her nose is little. Continue reading →
It’s How I feel Sometimes
“Hey Trent. Haven’t seen you in a while.”
“Hi. No, since I changed positions I don’t make it over here very often.”
“Where’s your turtleneck?”
“Huh? It must be a hundred degrees out there.”
“Yeah, but I thought you wore a turtleneck every day.” Continue reading →
It was in the darkest days after the 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington. People didn’t want to fly so the airlines lowered their prices to entice customers. I did a little research and found that the exchange rate between the Franc and the Dollar worked in our favor. A little more research and I was able to find a nice hotel in the heart of Paris for less than $75 a night.
We had been in Paris in April 2001 and I had fallen in love with the city. I had longed to go back since my foot entered the outbound plane at CDG. Not being a jet setter I figured it would be quite a few years and I was heart sick. But just maybe….
Let’s see: cheap airline tickets, cheap lodging, great exchange rate, and Paris. This was a no brainer Continue reading →
For my “First Monday Image” I was going to try something a little different. I had planned on showing a step-by-step example from idea to finished product of one of my little drawing-computer painting hybrids. This process usually takes between one and two hours. The problem is I could not think of anything to draw so I decided to do a self-portrait. Well, that changed everything.
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