Happy New Year


Yeah, uh, Happy New Year. 2010 is already underway, as far as I am concerned, because the International Date Line rolled on through, hours ago. Here in Boulder, It's less than an hour away until my Timex ticks over to 2010. I'm not doing a "year in review"-type post, but wanted to wish everyone (anyone) still reading this blog a happy new year. 2009 was a crazy year and very much a mixed bag. 2010 promises more of the same. I guess I'm getting old. The cynic in me grows ever stronger and is provided more ammunition every day; all the more reason to reflect on all the good that has happened to me and my friends this year,…

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A Year of Hooper


One year ago today, Brenda & I brought Hooper home from the Boulder Humane Society. What a year it's been. Freshly grieving over the loss of our cat Emma, we both fell in love with this little, black Labradorish-looking puppy, and brought him home with us. He was afraid of his own shadow, afraid to get into the car, hopping on all the furniture. A couple days later, he (we) learned his first command, "sit". I went on a streak of dog book purchasing, which continues to this day. We purchased dog toys and treats like they were crack, and the high of watching our dog take to these things with varying degrees of interest was equally addictive. We discovered…

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Eighteen


Eighteen years ago last night, Brenda & I kissed for the first time. For nine years and change after that, July 28 was our "anniversary", until I finally got my shit together and married Brenda. Nowadays, May 7th is our anniversary, and we've celebrated eight of those, but July 28 is still our first official anniversary and yesterday we marked eighteen of them. Kinda cool. We will celebrate this weekend in Grand Lake.…

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Happy Anniversary, and Paris


Today Brenda & I celebrate seven years of marriage. Tomorrow, we head to Paris. That's all for now. I need to pack.…

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Happy.


Six years of marriage today, and closing in on sixteen years of being together! Happy Anniversary to us. May your marriage bring you all of the exquisite excitement a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance and understanding. May you always need one another, not so much to fill the emptiness as to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. Look for things to praise, often say "I love you" and take no notice of small faults. May you have…

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