Monthly Archives: June 2013

Moving Up in the World (Good Job Little Brother)

My brother, Bill, just switched jobs. It made the Kansas City, MO news: “Polsinelli PC poached 10 lawyers from Husch Blackwell LLP this month, all in offices outside Kansas City. A group of four Husch attorneys in Washington who specialize … Continue reading

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On the water again (a Father’s Day sail)

We had a slow start to the day. Susanna didn’t get home from work last night until nearly midnight. I don’t sleep well until she is home. So, we didn’t get the early start that we had planned, but sometimes … Continue reading

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In the water for the summer

Today I finally put the boat in the water for the summer. I reserved a slip at the submarine base for two months starting today. The plan was to put the boat in the water right after work. However, there … Continue reading

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Sunday morning trains

Susanna and the boys pulled out a couple of boxes of my old O-gauge train set when they were cleaning up the loft yesterday. Bill and I found the core of the train set when we were kids. Webster Groves … Continue reading

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Sailboat – getting ready for the summer

The forecast called for rain all day yesterday. But, if the weather people could predict the future, they would probably work in the stock market. And be rich. The rain had stopped by the morning. The stream in the back … Continue reading

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Another Crazy Night at the Curtis House (Also called, “Sleepover”)

The rain is tapping on the roof and gutters. Ben is hiding in his room playing on his computer. I have shut the door on my bedroom to keep the noise down. Susanna is out of the house, keeping her … Continue reading

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This morning found a bat on the roof of the Volvo. The morning’s first problem: What to do with the body. I could leave it for Susanna and take the Jeep into work. That would make tonight a little more … Continue reading

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Cool June Evenings

“Yesterday was as glorious a day as any of us in New England has any right to expect: nearly fifty, partly sunny, an eight-knot breeze, and the waters of Fishers Island Sound a soft, rippled carpet of blue” – From … Continue reading

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Making progress on the house

The wedding is only a month away. With the reception being hosted at our house, the ever shortening timeline to have everything ready has been causing lots of stress. The biggest outstanding project is getting the house painted. Or at … Continue reading

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