January 2024 Update

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January is always a tough month for me. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve lost my taste for winter even though winters in Philadelphia have gotten more mild the past few years. December, at least, has Holly’s birthday, Christmas, and our … Continued

August 2023 Update

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August was a fairly quiet month. It wasn’t particularly hot but still uncomfortable enough to deter doing a whole lot. I am glad the summer is winding down. I really enjoy the fall despite the decreasing amount of sunlight. Fall … Continued

June 2023 Update

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An Announcement I’ll begin my usual monthly update with an announcement. I plan on making some changes to this blog, most notably, changing the domain and branding. I feel I have literally outgrown the midlife concept that prompted its creation. … Continued

December 2022 Update

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This December, as usually is the case, was really enjoyable for me and Holly. Although I dislike how little daylight there is, we have significant time off from work and always look forward to Christmas. In addition to the time … Continued

September 2021 Update

September started off with some weather drama when the remnants of Hurricane Ida came through Philadelphia resulting, among other things, in the historic flooding of the Schuylkill River. Luckily, the rest of the month was less dramatic. The weather started … Continued

January 2021 Update

After the relative excitement of December with Holly’s birthday, Christmas, and our winter break, January settled back into the ongoing peace and quiet of our self-isolation. Heading back to work after break was a bit of a tough transition, but … Continued

October 2020 Update

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The centerpiece of October was out annual Staycation. For the past few years, Holly and I have taken off for the Philadelphia Film Festival. We combine that with trying new restaurants, visiting museums, going for walks, and other fun things. … Continued

September 2020 Update

I think my big news for September is actually about October. I found out that there will be a Philadelphia Film Festival this year which has been great for my mood. Although it will be mostly virtual (and, actually, entirely … Continued