Spot 68: Pretty Great

Today is overcast and cool. It's early afternoon and barely 60 degrees! Summer isn't over yet - it'll be back in the 80s tomorrow - but this is one sure sign that it won't last forever. Living someplace with honest-to-god seasons is going to be a novelty, too. In the PNW, our temperatures would cool … Continue reading Spot 68: Pretty Great

Upgrade to a King

The weather has taken a definite turn the past couple of days and given us an early taste of fall. It's going to be short-lived, but is still a nice reminder that "summer's lease hath all too short a date." (Sonnet 18 is the only Shakespeare work I can quote. I'm pretty sure I memorized … Continue reading Upgrade to a King

Rally the Troops

When the Sturgis Rally came to town, we did our best to avoid it. Spent all last weekend cooped up indoors, watching movies and laying low. The constant rumble of motorcycle engines was trying, and the attendant traffic issues - all those bikers clogging the roads in and around the Black Hills - felt like … Continue reading Rally the Troops

Blast from the Past Part II

Last week I took a stroll down Memory Lane. Needing a mental break from two full days of work, on Wednesday I drove out to Ellsworth AFB, my home from 1983-86. Civilians aren't generally allowed on military installations, but the South Dakota Air & Space Museum just outside the main gate offers a $10 bus … Continue reading Blast from the Past Part II