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Mark Puckett
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Husband, father, Kentuckian, Texan, scientist, adventurer, runner, musician, teacher, student, blogger ...sinner redeemed by Jesus Christ.
Husband, father, Kentuckian, Texan, scientist, adventurer, runner, musician, teacher, student, blogger ...sinner redeemed by Jesus Christ.

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Spring (official) is fast approaching...
People "up North" might argue that deep in coastal Texas we do not have winter, but various stages of their fall and spring.  That might be true, in a general sense, but I would counter and argue that it only gets 18 F (-8 C) in WINTER, which is what we exp...

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Trying desperately to avoid TMTS
Yeah, that last episode of TMTS lasted longer than I expected.  Outside edge of the left foot inflamed and took a long while to cool down.  I increased walking, and pain increased.  I relented, down from four miles to 2.5 to 3.0 miles, and then slowly rampe...

Last night the skies were clear. We walked out our front door (after turning the porch lights out) and Orion was big and beautiful above us, Sirius and Canis Major always follows, Taurus was being pursued, the Seven Sisters smiled through their nebulosity, Andromeda paused in the west, Cassiopeia flipped out, Ursa Major was rising from his sleep. Nice trip around the galaxy before bedtime...

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Tedeschi is beautiful on this one, and Trucks lays down a great solo...enjoy!

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A big rain and a new year about to begin...
Our first year in this house, so far as move-in is concerned, is January 15, 2017.  As you can tell from the blog posts, a lot of work has gone into making our home and the property more finished and functional.  To be sure, there is more to do: finishing t...

To you, my friends, and your loved ones: Bonne année, Buon anno, La mulţi ani, Feliç Any Nou, Feliz Año Nuevo, Καλή πρωτοχρονιά, С Новым годом, Честита Нова Година, Godt nytt år, Gelukkige Nuwe Jaar, , שנה טובה, 明けましておめでとうございます, শুভ নব বর্ষ, हैप्पी न्यू ईयर, سنة جديدة سعيدة, Selamat Tahun Baru, Frohes neues Jahr, Shona Bhliain Nua, Happy New Year!

To my G+ friends all over the world:
Joyeux Noël, Buon Natale, Crăciun fericit, Bon Nadal, Feliz Navidad, Καλά Χριστούγεννα, Весела Коледа, С Рождеством, Geseënde Kersfees, メリークリスマス, क्रिसमस की बधाई, শুভ বড়দিন, 聖誕節快樂, ಮೆರ್ರಿ ಕ್ರಿಸ್ಮಸ್, Selamat Natal, عيد ميلاد سعيد, Selamat Hari Natal, Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, G+ friends! The promises of His first coming are only exceeded by the assurances of His second coming...Maranatha!


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Christmas at Leaning Oak
We had hoped to be in our house, hosting a family reunion, for Christmas 2015.  It did not happen.  It all worked out, anyway.  That being said, 2016 is our first Christmas, and I'll admit, rushing to get decorated for the 2015 Christmas would have been pai...

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Finishing touch...
We had to re-think the area adjacent to the house where the dogs have their fenced-in area.  It was originally planted with lantana, mulched, and had four-inch flagstone laid as a footpath.  All that remained after a few months of puppies was the flagstone....
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