Eclipse trip – 2017

On the day I'm writing this, it's the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. North America is experiencing three hurricanes in a row. There are many who are dealing with events far more worthy of attention than my eclipse trip. However, I promised myself that I would write the story of my trip to see the total eclipse…

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Eclipse report – 21-Aug-2017

Watching this total eclipse was better than losing my virginity. (My apologies to the lady in question, but this is a technical post and I feel I must be completely accurate. Besides, at 2m 11s, the total eclipse lasted longer.) I traveled to Greenville SC to see the eclipse. (There will be a separate blog post about…

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Travel to Eclipse?

I was going to wait a bit before writing this, but I see that lots of folks are putting up posts about the total solar eclipse next year. So now is the time to bring this up. There will be a total eclipse of the sun visible over a portion of the US for the first time…

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Who has two thumbs and a $4000 car repair bill? This guy! I don’t know if this will impact my ability to go to Free Spirit. I have to see if I can start getting into “saving mode” again now that I’m out from under my regular medical expenses.

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I just came back from a trip to California to visit my mother. I had a medical emergency while I was there. I am so glad Nancy went with me. Without her, things would have been much more complicated. I'll arrange for more complete medical care during this coming week. One thing is clear: I can't go…

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I have a three-hour wait at the Long Beach airport, while I wait for my plane to board. Now is a good time to tell me that you love me. Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

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