Eight Years Ago…

My son Ian is eight today. Wow, that went fast! It seems doubly strange to stand the weblog-thing beside my son. I think he looks better! [Than the blog.]

It seems like just yesterday… The event was covered by this blog and even made the Weblogs.com “Top 100,” which was a page ranking system prior to Technorati, which I think is also gone.

Hrmph, that’s making me feel older. 😉

[I just finished baking two dozen cupcakes for his party tomorrow. 🙂 ]

Phone Calls Are a Very Poor Substitute

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with my childhood best (and arguably, just flat out best) friend on the phone tonight. Politically, it is likely that he is as opposite to my 1960s ‘liberalism’ as can be. Yet we seem to get along wonderfully. Perhaps because we really do not speak of such things.

And that is almost certainly for the best and a necessity that we not speak of such things, as I love him dearly.

I must make it back to that high ground between the Marais des Cygnes River, 110 Mile Creek, and Dragoon River valleys sooner than later.

My Sweetie is On Her Way Back!

Yea! She is almost on the ground at O’Hare (ORD)! Audrey in on UA #907 from Munich (MUA). Then UA #108 to Las Vegas (LAS). She was probably in MUA the same time as Frauke

She is on her way back from a month at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich doing research for her dissertation.

[Update I]: On the ground! Cha cha cha!