Nine-Eleven Anniversary

Thirteen years ago today, the unthinkable happened — terrorists attacked our country, killing thousands of innocent people, destroying national landmarks, and forever challenging our feelings of safety.

Nine-eleven (9/11/01) is one of those landmark events, much like the John F. Kennedy assassination, the first moon landing, the Challenger explosion. We all remember exactly where we were, who we were with, and what we were doing.

You do, too, don’t you?

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Throwback Thursday

In honor of it being Throwback Thursday, here’s a photo of Little Domer.

Following in both his parents’ footsteps, he took piano lessons as a kid. For a while, he was okay with it, but as he grew older, he balked more often.

And refused to practice.

But music is a huge part of him, and now he plays often — stuff he enjoys. As Victor Hugo wrote, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

Little Domer after one of his piano recitals.

Little Domer after one of his piano recitals.


Knives Belong in the Kitchen

A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen. — Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

I just returned from a wonderful week’s visit with my son in The Land of the North.

Domer is fine, thanks for asking, and I expect he’ll be doing even better now that I’ve Pine-Solved a little problem for him.

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Traveling with Fido (Dallas)

I just got back from a trek to The Land of the North to visit with Domer (whom I hadn’t seen since Christmas!)

And it was my first trip solo with my dog Dallas.

Normally, Dallas is the best traveler. Pop him in his crate on the back seat and let him sleep until it’s potty-time.


But when you don’t have anybody along who can help out, it becomes a whole new ballgame.

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Flowering Beauty Along the Way

On my walk earlier this week, I found some interesting flowering plants that I wanted to share with you.

And since I didn’t know too much about them (other than a name), I figured that was as good as any excuse to do a bit of research.

First up, Naked Ladies.

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5 Reasons I Hate Cats

People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life. — Faith Resnick

I guess it’s a good thing I don’t believe in reincarnation, for I dislike mice as much as I do cats!

That probably offends some of you, and for that, I apologize. Save yourself the aggravation (and time) and come back for my next post when I won’t be dissing the feline population.

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