Happy wife weekend (and snake eating story).

Happy wife weekend (and snake eating story).

We’ll see if Kate ever reads my blog. Today was beautiful in Carbondale–in the high 40’s, sunny. We took the dogs for a long walk this afternoon. When we got back Kate wrapped herself in blankets on the futon with dog, cat, and bread fresh from the...


A break from work in smoke-free Carbondale.

A break from work in smoke-free Carbondale.

More grant writing today, but I took a break with Kate at the Long Branch. Carbondale’s new smoking ban makes this place much nicer for us. Here’s Kate with Elaine, the manager, and paying the tab. I don’t have permission to name the young woman in...

A  fun sarcastic Carbondale Saturday.

A fun sarcastic Carbondale Saturday.

A gray, drizzly day in Carbondale. Here’s Kate with with Elaine, manager of the Long Branch. Which we’re now calling the “Wrong Branch” because we had fun being viscous, mean jokers today. We had so much fun I forgot to take pictures. We needed...

A magic day.  Our house and family history.

A magic day. Our house and family history.

Kate and I had a magic day. We had a rare couple of days off together, and began to rearrange and clean some parts of the house. That grew into serious karmic purging of stuff. And doing things we super-busy people rarely do, like looking at family photos. Kate...