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2009 Highlights: Dead Water Pumps and Doing France With a Three-Year Old

Alex Trike Vezelay

My 2009 year-end-letter where I write about giving last rites to my water pump, visiting sunny California in a monsoon, staying with a three-year-old in France in a house with priceless antiques, and what I have in common with the president. Continue reading 2009 Highlights: Dead Water Pumps and Doing France With a Three-Year Old

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2007 Highlights: Flaming Trucks and Exploding Vacuums

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My 2007 year-end letter where I write about starting my truck by having water shoot out a spark plug hole, having a neat freak visit for an extended period of time, and how it seems the State Department had run out of glue sticks. Continue reading 2007 Highlights: Flaming Trucks and Exploding Vacuums

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1995 Highlights: A Hum Drum Day on the Oregon Coast

T Heceta Porch

My 1995 year-end letter where I talk about a typical day, waking up in bed with starving pets, working in a supposedly haunted Lightkeepers House, a description of The Hair Curler from Hell (the most imaginative use of binder clips ever known to womankind), and building a Dr. Seuss-like greenhouse. Continue reading 1995 Highlights: A Hum Drum Day on the Oregon Coast

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My Life Has Gone To The Puppies

I just sent my first tweet:

“The advantage of getting a puppy at 57 is your bladder holds about as much as a puppy’s, so house breaking is easier.”

On March 29th, my old dog Sammy died of complications due to surgery for cancer. I was pretty devastated. My parents were visiting, and Dad said he’d buy me a puppy for my upcoming birthday. Oh how I longed to hear those words when I was a child, but I told him, no thanks because I always take in older dogs no one wants. Continue reading My Life Has Gone To The Puppies