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Twenty Years Ago Today

I was in about my second week at Microsoft when Windows 95 officially launched.  It was a big deal on the corporate campus with Jay Leno MCing the event. It seems like just a few days ago and then again it seems like eons in the past.  Our two decades in Washington have passed ever so quickly.



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Whew! Five Years Retired

Can’t see how it’s been five years since my last day at Microsoft. It’s scary how fast the time passes.

Excel and Outlook on the screens, of course.

Feb. 2010: Excel and Outlook on the screens, of course.

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30 Years Together

We both agree… these 30 years have flown by.  And we both remember so clearly that lovely August day in Ann Arbor when we were married at the county jail.  To celebrate we got a big suite at the Suncadia Lodge overlooking the mountains and Cle Elum River.  We had a scrumptious dinner at the Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars.  This morning Trisha rode with me for 18 holes on the Rope Rider golf course then she retired to the spa for the afternoon while I played a pathetic second round of golf on the Prospector course.  Even with the crumby golf, it was a delightful 48 hours in a picturesque setting to recall the past thirty years and contemplate what the next decades hold for us.

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Shoulder Rehab Starts Today

Last week’s MRI confirmed the orthopedist’s diagnosis that I have a small rotator cuff tear in the right shoulder.  I start physical therapy this afternoon and will check back with the surgeon in six weeks to see how things have progressed.


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My nephew Ryan, not yet 21 and already a Marine vet, got married today to his sweetheart, Alexa.  It was a lovely ceremony held outside in rural Delaware.



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Anniversary Breakfast at Snoqualmie Falls

To celebrate our 29th anniversary we had an early breakfast at Salish Lodge then spent a few pensive moments in the mist from Snoqualmie Falls.


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Wow! 45-year Running Streak Comes to an End

I had read about this guy, Mark Covert, on the Unites States Running Streak Association web site.  In the early 1970’s I had a streak of running every day for six months, six days; which at the time I thought was impressive. Little did I know of streaks like Mr. Covert’s or half a dozen others with streaks of forty plus years.  On Tuesday, July 23, Mr. Covert did the last run of his 45-year streak and took the next day off.  Truly amazing.


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