Tag Archives: Lent

Lent’s Over: It’s OK for Me to Complain Again

Into Week Five of socially distanced isolation, my normally easy-going temperament has become a bit edgy, lacking in patience for ordinary idiosyncrasies that otherwise are overlooked or tolerated. Back in 2000, I had posted about being housebound for a period … Continue reading

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Lent’s Over: Time to Bellyache Again!

Still trying to calibrate my big lens after its last spill to the pavement. See last week’s entry for the details. I’m getting closer but think sending it back to the manufacturer for their expertise is probably the best option … Continue reading

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Bad Luck Is Not Better Than No Luck At All!

Don’t know why, but Lake Luxembourg is seemingly a bad-luck spot. It started last summer, when the Cooper threw a CV joint on the way up there from Andalusia. The car fortunately limped back home at least, but had to … Continue reading

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Abstinence and Social Annoyances

Was happy to see all the comments regarding my previous post, which asked those who observe such things: what do you plan on giving up for Lent? Ha! That’s a laugh. I’d probably have a heart attack if readers of … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras and Welcome Bryce Harper to Philadelphia!

March roared in like a lion this year, with a mini-snow storm yesterday in the Philadelphia area, a major snowstorm brewing for Sunday night into Monday; and extremely frigid temps are forecasted for the rest of the week. So much … Continue reading

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Have to Pay the Piper

The world must be coming to an end. Usually waiting until the last minute for filing my annual income taxes, I completed both federal and state forms, mailing them out on March 26th, three weeks ahead of the April-17th deadline. … Continue reading

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The Only Thing That’s Certain in Life is Death and Paying Taxes, and the Return of My Beloved Ospreys.

Finally filed the state and federal income taxes this week, way ahead of time this year for once, almost two weeks before the final deadline. This past Wednesday was a rainy day, which was conducive for staying in and getting … Continue reading

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