Tag Archives: Arlo

On turning 50 and celebrating my 25th anniversary with Linette on the same day

I’ve now been with Linette for exactly half my life. Today marks not only the 50th anniversary of my birth, but the 25th anniversary of our first date. Saying that I shouldn’t just be sitting around the house on my 25th birthday, Linette drove out to Ann Arbor, picked me up, and took me for […]

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Down the staircase and through the rabbit hole…

As I type this, I’m laying on the couch in our living room, silently watching the family cat slowly disembowel a naugahyde chair on the other side of the room, as I try to assess just how broken I am. As I was able to walk on my own from the bottom of the staircase […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

A few years ago, I made the decision not to write anything new for Thanksgiving, but, instead, to recycle something that I’d written the year before. And, ever since then, I’ve been posting the same damn thing. Well, here it is again. I was tempted to remove some of the old references, and replace them […]

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My initial thoughts on #DocumentYpsi2017

Now that a week has passed, I’m looking through all of the photos that were either emailed to me as part of our #DocumentYpsi2017 project, or posted to social media along with the hashtag. While I’ve yet to receive the contributions from Ozone House or Ypsi High, both of whom had multiple people taking photos, […]

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Taking the night off to celebrate my 18th wedding anniversary

On Saturday, October 2, 1999, Linette and I were married. Here, to mark the occasion, is a little something I wrote a while back, slightly updated to reflect that yet another year has passed. Eighteen years ago today, after seven years of living with one another in sin, I married my friend and collaborator Linette […]

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