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ISTE Road Trip Play List

May 30, 2017



Let me just start this post off by admitting that I don’t know if the title should be 5 words, 4 words or 3 words. Lauren is asleep already, so I can’t ask her. The International Society for Technology in Education conference is coming up in a little over 3 weeks. It’s in San Antonio […]

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A Golden Anniversary

April 23, 2017



My parent’s 50th wedding anniversary is today, so wish them well. We actually celebrated it over the weekend. They didn’t want anything elaborate, so we just did all of the things that we normally do when we get together. Over the course of the weekend we: talked, ate bacon, played cards, made sandwiches, ate sandwiches, […]

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The fort was overrun.

April 17, 2017

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After spending most of the afternoon with the Royuks, we decided that it was important to check out the fort. The other Sommerers were not in town, so we recruited some Royuks. Lauren, Beth, Tara, Tim and (other) Anna came over to our house and we walked to the fort. It was a good walk. […]

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Bread (part 1)

April 3, 2017



I shouldn’t be writing this yet, but Lauren is in bed. Walmart has stopped carrying the bread that I like. It was one of those breads where you could actually see the seeds. Not just sprinkled on top, but in the bread itself. I can’t remember the name of the bread. I never needed to. […]

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Singing Saints Home Concert

March 21, 2017


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I do’t know what Lauren was doing last weekend, but I was back in Concordia Missouri on Sunday and I got to hear the Singing Saint’s home concert. It was just great. After the first song, which was my favorite, I got out my phone and recorded a few of the pieces. Sorry about the […]

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They were entirely reasonable

March 15, 2017



A few months ago, after Time Warner Cable (through some arcane rite) became Spectrum, I noticed the amount on my credit card statement was $74.99. That number didn’t seem right, so I looked at the paper bill. I don’t know why they send a paper bill, but it has come in handy. The month before […]

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