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An item I just crossed off my bucket list, after 50 years: I just got my NAUI open water scuba certification.
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Today's Writing Rag post got a comment from the guy I blogged about! I recommend you read his comment and I recommend you follow his blog—it's well written and thought-provoking. My opinion: he has a point, but I'll stick by my guns. What's your reaction?
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Here's an update on our progress on the addition. 
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Mouse house and kitchen
In the last post I mentioned a little hobbit door and apartment built into the steps to the little deck. Val calls it the mouse house, and here are some pictures. On the right is a human-oriented view: Now a closeup: And a view of the inside. There's a bed ...
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You might or might not know that I'm in Columbus, OH on business for the next several months at least, and my home and family is in DE, eight hours east by car. Among other things, this means I don't have a lot to do when I'm not at work. So I decided to take scuba lessons (yes, in Ohio). Tonight I passed the swimming test, 8 lengths of the pool swimming and 16 more lengths with fins and snorkel. Plus two thirds of a length under water. Two months ago I could barely swim one length. I went to the gym about every day since then, and tonight the workouts bore fruit.

My instructor says I don't have permission to go back to being a couch potato.
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I dunno about basketball, but I'd still like to do a hike out west with
you some day. Heh the older I get, the bigger my bucket list.
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Okay, she makes a few other mistakes besides the malaprops...
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Look closely at the side of the bottom stair. My creative wife built the stairs, and decided to finish it off with a mouse house. If you open the door, you can see furnishings inside. 
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So I got to go home for the first time since before Thanksgiving. My wife wanted a selfie of us, so here it is. Sorry it's dark--editing options are limited on this hardware. In related news, my flight back to Columbus was just cancelled. My wife says she is crying a river. 
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I kind of like today's Writing Rag post. A fair amount of information without being burdensome. Of course I had help from an Aussie...
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Might be fun to add some terrestrial objects such as car headlights dimmed and not dimmed, candle, light bulb at a certain distance, and so on.
 
Want to know about apparent visual magnitudes? Here is a great infographic made by Sky & Telescope.

Naked-eyes can see stars with an apparent magnitude up to +7 under perfect dark skies conditions.

Learn More Here:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/howto/basics/Stellar_Magnitude_System.html
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Technical writer
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  • JPMorgan Chase
    Sr. Technical Writer, 2013 - present
  • Bank of America
    Sr. Tech Writer, 2012 - 2013
  • Boeing
    Lead Tech Writer, 2010 - 2012
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Newark, DE - Annapolis, MD - Gainesville, TX - El Paso TX - West St. Paul, MN - Oak Lawn, IL - Lewistown IL - Pekin IL - Terrace, MN - Woodbury, MN - Sioux City, IA - Minneapolis, MN - Savannah, GA
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Born in TX and grew up in Minnesota, as you can tell by my lack of accent. BA in classical Greek, MDiv in ancient languages. Lived in Minnesota, Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Maryland, and now Delaware; worked for IBM, Gateway, MBNA, and several other big names, mostly as a contract tech writer.  I've been a radio announcer, pastor, teacher, energy auditor, sales trainer, and lots more. Nowadays we (wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs, some chickens) have two wooded acres in DE and I write for Bank of America in Newark.  I ride a motorcycle as my main transportation when I'm not walking. I like photography, astronomy, camping, and have a couple web sites, mainly The Writing Rag and Mushrooms to Motorcycles. Our ongoing project is to turn our place into a reasonably self-sufficient homestead. We have pasture, chickens, and garden plots so far. Passive solar house. A contractor who ran off with my money instead of building an addition to the place did time in prison. So far he's paid back a pittance of the hundred grand he owes me. ENTJ, Conflict avoider; I make a bad enemy, though..
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Five natural and three inherited kids, 15 or so grandchildren. Member of Mensa and the Iron Butt Association. Two STC awards. NAUI scuba diver. Coiner of the word "pretentiousism," referring to a bigger-than-necessary word, especially when used incorrectly.
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  • U of MN
    Classical Greek
  • Central Seminary
    Divinity
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My wife used to work in elder care, and had lots of contact with CORT. She was impressed with their professionalism, and recommended I visit this nearby store when I relocated to Columbus for a job. My goal was to get some things el cheapo. The clerk was likable and candid, and even though we shared a lot of jokes, he took good care of me. Most of the stuff was priced higher than I wanted to spend (and was nicer than I needed), but I got a nice table and a serviceable microwave for $30 each. I plan to go back and check out their easy chairs.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I think it's spelled La Tolteca. Not that it matters--I pretty much agree with all the good reviews, but my wife and I drove by on July 11, 2012, and the place was gone. Boarded up with a For Lease sign. Too bad. They have a couple other locations around the area, though.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good folks. Professional, friendly, competent, laid back. Office in a beautiful old house on the east end of downtown Newark.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
5 reviews
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The place has gone downhill since Andrea and Errol, the previous managers left. Food is okay, service is not.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It's in a well-kept really old building with an interesting history and lots of period stuff on the walls. The town is nice to walk around in after you put in your name with the hostess. Good atmosphere. I proposed to my wife in there four years ago, and plan to return for our next anniversary. We used to eat there regularly, but they changed management or cooks or both and the food hasn't been as good. We've been disappointed a couple times. I'd give it about 3.5 stars now, would have been 5 stars back then. It used to be our favorite place. If I can, I'll edit this review after our next, maybe final, visit.
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Public - 6 years ago
reviewed 6 years ago