The Oo Kingdom

Say “OO-oo” — it’s a child’s imitation of a cuckoo clock.

One Year of Running

Posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I used to run when I was much younger, but I stopped for 31 years before picking it up again last year.

As of today, I consider myself to have been running for one year; it was on August 6, 2012 that I did my first run/walk interval workout, covering 2.03 miles in 20 minutes. But I didn't just start running this way. (more at link above)


Parkinson’s Half Marathon 2013

Posted Monday, May 20, 2013

I am posting this report fully a month after the event, but here it is. It was my first half-marathon… Being my first winter as a runner, I didn’t know how it would go, but I grew to enjoy the winter runs… even though it meant running in cold, wind and even falling snow. At one point I was set back by an injury, but I quickly recovered from that, and by March 12, I was energetically charging hills once again, despite wind and snow. (more at link above)


Shadow Finds a New Home

Posted Sunday, May 12, 2013

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, our oldest cat, Shadow (10 years old) found a new home. Our son, Joe, and his wife, Elizabeth, came down from Minnesota for a few days, after which we drove them back to their home. (more at link above)


Avenue Grill: Yummy for the Money

Posted Saturday, May 11, 2013

Just over a week ago (May 2), Wendi and I decided to go out for lunch. At first, we weren’t sure where to go, but Wendi suggested that we try Avenue Grill which is in the building formerly occupied by Ponderosa Steakhouse. (more at link above)


Charlie Falls Ill

Posted Thursday, February 28, 2013

While shoveling snow on Wednesday morning, I (Charlie) felt something go “yoink” in my lower back, on the right side. I knew instantly that this was trouble. I’ve injured a muscle there before, but never this bad. Carefully, slowly, I finished shoveling and hoped all would be well. Boy, was I wrong! (more at link above)

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Version 20: A Work in Progress
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In Memory of Dana
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Weird Happenings at Our House
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Rockport Trail Runs 2012
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Counting the Days

from July 24, 2014

11,604 Days since Wendi and I were married
(October 16, 1982)
1097 Days since Joe (our son) and Elizabeth were married
(July 23, 2011)
1124 Days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. (August 21, 2017)
3546 Days until the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. after that (April 8, 2024)