Even though our anniversary isn’t for ten days or so, Xy & I exchanged gifts last night. I read that watches are appropriate for the 15th anniversary, so I got her one. She bought me a decanter and a set of miniature snifters. I’m not sure what’s the point of miniature snifters — they’re really […]

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By late Friday night it was evident that Depression #10 was not a serious threat to the Gulf Coast, so Saturday morning we hit the road and headed out to Orange Beach, Alabama. Better one night that none at all. We drove through bands of rain and sunshine to get there. We were able to […]

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Today is the day when the Saints return to the Superdome. I think everybody who lives in New Orleans is pretty happy about that, even football-skeptical folks like myself. It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement, since so many people seem to pin so much on this team. But even as we […]

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Xy and I are celebrating our steel anniversary. Twelve [sic] years ago today, we got married. In the mix this morning: “Anniversary” by Tony! Toni! Toné! (Of course. And not the short version either. Nothing but the full nine and a half minute odyssey will do.) “Good Eleven” (Multiplication Rock) “Eleventh Earl of Mar” by […]

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