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“Astoria – Day One Haul” by Richard F. Yates

Three and a half hours sleep isn’t much, but it was enough. It got us to Astoria—and despite my prediction, I never did fall asleep in the car! (For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, look for … Continue reading

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“Out ‘a Town…” by Richard F. Yates

After getting off work at about 1:15 A.M. last night, and finally crashing out about 2:00 A.M., that 6 o’clock alarm was not as welcome as you might have guessed it would be…BUT today and tomorrow, Mariah (aka “The Wife,” … Continue reading

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“Happy To Be Home…In Our Crazy Monster House” by Richard F. Yates

We got home from Mariah’s optical seminar late yesterday evening. She earned a bunch of “continuing education credits” to keep her optical license current—and I got a ton of writing, reading, and drawing done. (I’ll dole out these bits over … Continue reading

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“Killing Time” by Richard F. Yates

Sitting in the coffee shop / lobby extension of the Hilton Hotel near the SEA-TAC airport. I successfully escorted my wife to the conference area for her optical seminar, earlier this morning, and then spent almost a million bucks on … Continue reading

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“Go To…” by Richard F. Yates

Going to an Optical Convention today… Technically, it starts tomorrow (today is just the “meet and greet”), and technically, I’m only driving my wife to it (she’s an optician, I’m not), and technically, I’ll just be sitting in the lobby … Continue reading

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“Art in the Parks” by Richard F. Yates

Hey folks, it’s taken me longer than I expected to get to this post, but as I promised in my “Amusement Park Hopping” article from a few days ago (a week, maybe?), here is my take on ART IN THE … Continue reading

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“Amusement Park Hopping” by Richard F. Yates

Last week, my family (wife: Mariah, younger daughter: Elise, older daughter: Frankie, older daughter’s husband: Alec) and I flew to southern California for a little amusement park fun. It had been several years since our last trip to CA, so … Continue reading

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“We are Home!” by Richard F. Yates

Despite my abject terror of flying, we survived our vacation—and now we are home, broke, and exhausted… However, we had a great time, made some memories that we’ll keep until our brains go poof, and we might have even learned … Continue reading

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“Snake is Getting Seriously Tired…” by Richard F. Yates

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“Terror of Travel” by Richard F. Yates

So…tomorrow morning at 5:00 A.M., I’m being forced onto an aeroplane (a very unnatural mode of transportation,) and heading for southern California with the fam. (I would have preferred to drive—but I’m the minority opinion on that one.) As with … Continue reading

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