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Muir Seminar, Day Three: Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

Night two in the hut was somewhat more restful than the first.  Sleeping through the emphysema-like noises remained difficult, but my second attempt at a reasonably comfortable clothing-pillow was better than the first.  Still ample room for improvement.  Still two more days to get it right. Our morning routine was the same as the previous day: quiet hours until… Read More »

Muir Seminar, Day Two: Learning to Walk

My first night in the cabin was fairly restless.  Efforts to make something resembling a pillow from my parka and other assorted clothes proved largely unsuccessful, so I was unable to assume my usual side-sleeper position.  Efforts to drown out others’ snoring with my iPod proved similarly fruitless—I remain convinced that someone in the cabin has emphysema… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 08-14 August

The Dog Days of Summer.  As in the “hot as a dog” or “sweating like a dog” sense, not in the literal “Sirius rises with the Sun” sense. Yeah, it was one of those weeks. From Tuesday evening onward, I generally dreaded the thought of going outside. So I more or less did not. Our plan to attend… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 01-07 August

Finally a week with no after-hours work commitments!  Coming home at a reasonable hour may not be good for business, but it’s great for the soul. The easy schedule allowed a long-overdue date night for The Missus and me.  On Thursday, after a casual happy hour at Fuego in Clarendon and a brief stop at Cava, we… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 25-31 July

What a week! Busy days, busy evenings, and Metro Safety Surge made for some generally hectic days. Not to mention the Metro train that derailed on Friday, throwing the Orange line into further disarray. But hectic isn’t all bad, and this week was generally a good one. In the gym… With a heat index well over… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 18-24 July 2016

I’m terrible at blogging. I figured I should get the God’s-honest truth out of the way, so there you have it.  I am an abysmal blogger.  I find things to write about, and then I forget to actually do so.  Oops, double oops, triple oops, etc. Let’s try to change that. I’m seeking to resume my weekly… Read More »

So much for that!

Back in December, I set forth a list of goals for 2016.  The last of them involved writing a blog post every week, and yet my last was about six weeks ago.  Ironically, the next post I had planned involved checking in on my goals, which to that point had been going swimmingly.  Well, so much for… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 29 February – 06 March

Screw you, leap year. You have the audacity to add an extra day without making my employer pay me an additional 0.274%?! I declare shenanigans! Booze Apparently, this was DC’s unofficial Whisk(e)y Week, with two whiskey festivals taking place only a few days apart and a spate of events in between to prevent one’s liver from ever recovering. For reasons… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 22-28 February

A quiet week, and one most welcome. After all the home projects and party prep over the past few weeks, I was ready for some downtime. Is it any wonder I’m now trying to plan a short vacation? Life The Missus and I tried to attend the Capital Remodel + Garden Show on Saturday. She was hoping… Read More »