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Backyard Waterfall

Our backyard waterfall is back up in 2017


Waterfall

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Yankee Birthday

Exactly 4 years ago today I snagged my first major league foul ball while celebrating my birthday at Yankee Stadium. 😀👍

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Donate to Planned Parenthood

Decided to put my $$ where my mouth is. I sent a donation to Planned Parenthood. I encourage you to do the same:

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Donate to Planned Parenthood

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We all deserve the right to make our own health care choices. That's why I just joined Planned Parenthood in the fight to make sure everyone can access the care they need, no matter where they live, no matter what. Stand with us.
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‘On the Waterfront’ Endures

My late father worked as a longshoreman on the New York waterfronts and piers for many years from the 1950s through the 1970s. He had a strong back as it was all done by hand with hooks and brawn. Now it's all mechanized with cranes and fork lifts.

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Along New York Harbor, ‘On the Waterfront’ Endures

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Much has changed since the days when mobsters controlled the waterfront, but investigators say organized crime still has a presence there.


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Words Women Use

Words women use when in a relationship with men.

"Fine" : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. Walk away slowly and retreat to the man-cave. You do have a man-cave, right?

"Five Minutes" : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes before helping around the house.

"Nothing" : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes, because it is not a good sign. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in "Fine".

"Go Ahead" : This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

"Loud Sigh" : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)

"That's Okay" : This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake. Find a good hiding place, perhaps the man-cave.

"Thanks" : A woman is thanking you, do not question, do not smile or faint. Just say you're welcome and back away slowly. Find the man-cave.

"Whatever" : This is a women's way of saying F@!K YOU! Back away slowly, then run to the man-cave.
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America Elects a Bigot

All that needs to be said.

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America Elects a Bigot

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I do not respect this president-elect. Count me among the resistance.
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Why I'm With Her

I imagine it’s not much of a surprise to learn that I plan on voting for Hillary Clinton next week. I haven’t necessarily been a fan, but I have been consistently anti-Trump for as long as he’s been a viable candidate.

I do not believe — as many extremely intelligent and thoughtful and progressive people I genuinely respect happen to believe — that Hillary represents the lesser of two evils. I believe she’s flawed, hawkish, and can be ruthless. And I’m very well aware she’s done her fair share of bad things.

I also believe she’s very competent. In both good and bad ways. I believe she's insanely qualified for this position. I believe she has grown. Whether that growth is politically motivated or not doesn’t matter much to me. I just care that it exists. And I believe she’s the only adult left standing after an insanely long campaign.

But this isn’t why I’m voting for her.

I’m voting for her because I do not want to live in an America where the type of people who fervently and unconditionally support Trump — who exist so motivated by and permeated with hate and fear and loathing — have a reason to be optimistic about their beliefs.

I don't want these people to feel good or inspired. I don't want them to experience any measure of positive reinforcement. No encouragement. No energy. No invigoration. No revitalization. Instead I want them to feel confusion and shame for coming out into the light.

I also want to somehow convince them to not hate me and people who look like me. Because the America I know and grew up believing in simply shouldn't allow hateful beliefs to flourish. We are better than that.

I still can't believe the ugly, hateful and ignorant things he has said.

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Inside 9/11

15 years later the memories are still so tragically vivid.

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Inside 9/11: The day that never ends

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Video — raw, chaotic and nearly inconceivable — offers a rare look into a day that continues to haunt the nation 15 years later.
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91% Democratic

That's about right.

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According to this quiz I am 91% Democratic. Which political party do you side with?

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Your beliefs on Science, Healthcare, the Environment, Social, and Domestic Policy side you mostly with Democrats. You are most concerned about Medicaid, Global Warming, Military Spending, Gun Control, and SCOTUS.
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Snow Cleanup

Getting the Snow Blower Going on President's Day


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Warm Hearth

Temperature in the teens, time to throw some firewood on the hearth.

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Making BBQ dinner

Making dinner

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Cooperstown, NY

Enjoying this pretty city for the next couple of days.

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Home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown offers a variety of lodging options, events, and attractions for all ages!
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Warm Fireplace

Temperature dropped today, time for the warmth of a fireplace.

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Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky

for Christmas, please? Hint, Hint. :-)

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21 Year Old Single Malt — Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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21 Year Old Single Malt

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FlightTrack Web

Rain in Philadelphia means my flights delayed. Sucks...

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FlightTrack Web

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Toronto
Philadelphia
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Maine

Watching the waves at Kennebunkport, Maine



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Dinner BBQ

Making dinner in the backyard



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Isabelle's 1st Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday Isabelle!


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Blooming Rhododendrons

The rhododendrons are blooming.

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Waterfall

Our waterfall is running again. Sounds so relaxing.




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