Monthly Archives: September 2012

What I Missed

Today, as reported in my previous post, I walked my usual route for the first time in several weeks. The penalty for walking farther afield and having adventures elsewhere is that I lose track of what’s going on in my … Continue reading

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Today’s Experiment

It rained off and on all day yesterday, but I was really hoping for dry weather today because my plan was to take the next step in getting to know my GPS watch. The Garmin Forerunner 405CX package includes a … Continue reading

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Why I Love the Internet

At our Rotary meeting last week, WKRG-TV Sports Director Randy Patrick commented that it is now so easy to verify information online that there is no excuse for propagating misinformation. As a copy editor (in which capacity I also serve … Continue reading

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Not So Long After All

In a previous post, I commented on the extreme length of Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon, which I was reading on my Kindle. As it turned out, it was not as long as I had thought. My husband had started reading it … Continue reading

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Today’s Adventure

Last Sunday, I reported on walking down to the American Legion, south of town. Today I decided to head in the other direction, north on Section Street to St. James Episcopal Church (formerly St. James’—it lost the apostrophe when it … Continue reading

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Treadmill Reading

It’s been a while since I wrote about what I’m currently reading while I tread the mill. I usually reserve my Kindle for treadmill reading, but, in anticipation of a ten-day vacation, half of it spent on planes and trains, … Continue reading

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Farther Afield

Today I made good on my promise to myself to take advantage of my new GPS watch (which keeps track of where I go and tells me how far I’ve walked—not to mention my speed, elevation change, number of calories … Continue reading

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We Arrive in Portland

Sunday, September 2, was our last day on the Empire Builder. We had evidently made up time during the night and were only about 25 minutes behind schedule (we’d never been more than an hour and a half behind, but … Continue reading

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Second Day on the Rails

It’s Saturday morning, a little after 10 a.m., and we’re leaving Minot, North Dakota, running almost an hour late. We had been warned before we started the trip that “extreme heat conditions” were causing delays of up to five hours, … Continue reading

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First Night on the Rails

The adventure continues. We had a lovely dinner in the dining car last night. Since most diners are parties of two, and all the booths are four-tops, a dining car meal is an opportunity to make new acquaintances. Our tablemates … Continue reading

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