Saturday, September 18, 2004

The last remnants of Hurricane Ivan are blowing across the Washington, DC area this evening. We got a little rain this morning, and had wind gusts all day. We've opened the windows to get the benefit of the much lower temperatures and the breeze. The cats really appreciate the opened windows.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

High School Reunion(s)

Lorraine and I flew to Portland, Oregon, this past weekend for my 30-year high school reunion. It's the first reunion I've attended, and I was pleasantly surprised at the experience. I got to see a lot of folks that I haven't seen in the 30 intervening years. I got a chance to talk to a lot of people whom I knew pretty well then, but whom I haven't kept up with. I'm going to try to get better about keeping in touch.

It was sad to see how many of my classmates have died, and the number of people I knew in those days who are in ill health. This puts a little more emphasis on the "keep in touch" promise.

Marion Barry redux

I can remember the day when the dream of the State of New Columbia died. Marion Barry was elected for his third (non-contiguous) term as Mayor of the District of Columbia, and statehood opponents breathed a [permanent] sigh of relief. We've seen all the "taxation without representation" license plates, but we sure haven't seen too much in the way of New Columbia license plates. Oh, well.

Monday, September 6, 2004


I received three cables from Blue Hills Innovations, and they worked just as one would expect. Very nice quality, and just what I ordered. Now all I need is an FCC Technician license, and I'll be on the air.