Doo Dah Parade 2012

July 4, 2012

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Today was the 2012 Doo Dah Parade, the anything goes celebration of weirdness that takes over my neighborhood once a year.  I would try to explain but I think it is better that the pictures speak for themselves.  Enjoy. .    

Posted in: Columbus, Festivals

House Update

June 18, 2012

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There has been a lot of activity at the house since the update about two months ago.  We are about one month away from moving in and despite all the progress I am a little concerned about the house being in shape to occupy.  To take you on a tour of progress to date: FRONT […]

Posted in: 4th Avenue

Sao Paulo, Brazil

May 9, 2012

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During my recent work trip to Brazil I was able to do a little sightseeing in nearby Sao Paulo.  Sao Paulo is massive, being the seventh largest city on the planet there is a lot to see and do.  As time was short and many areas of Sao Paulo are not safe, I focused my […]

Posted in: Brazil, Travel

House update

April 17, 2012

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There has recently been quite a bit of activity at our new house, working hard so that we can move in some time this summer.  At this point we are pushing back the move in date from June to July at the advice of our contractor.  Our list of accomplishments so far: – Insulated the […]

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Churrascaria da Fazenda, Jundiai, Brazil

March 24, 2012

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Work sent me to Brazil over the last couple weeks.  One of the biggest surprises was the excellent food I encountered at nearly every meal.  Brazilians eat a lot of fruit, many types that are not familiar in the United States.  Salad is also popular as well as rice and beans.  Grilled meat forms the […]

Posted in: Brazil, Travel

Goodbye to Apartment Living

February 13, 2012

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After almost two years of apartment living we have taken a step towards returning to home ownership.  We sold our last house because we wanted to live closer to work and in a better place for walking.  We couldn’t have done much better than the Short North neighborhood.  We were a bit nervous about what […]

Posted in: Columbus, Garden

POTD – The Happy Painter

February 12, 2012

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Picture of the Day  – Our year end donation to NPR comes with a gift, usually a mug or grocery bag.  This year though, though there was a much better option.  I selected the Bob Ross T shirt.  Remember Bob Ross, the Happy Painter?  He was the painter on public television with the enormous afro who […]

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