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From reading my blog, you might be tempted to think that all that I do is travel to exotic locations like Wales, India, Guatemala, etc. I can assure you, that is not the case. I have an everyday life. I pay bills, make repairs, have repairs made, cook dinner, go to work. 😀 Each year seems to develop its own theme. Last year was travel and I spent fully 10% of my time, traveling, about 36 days, including weekends. The…

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Sometime around 2005, I started working with Rajesh Kumar, Raj, at Bank of America. Raj and I have always gotten along, right from the very start. After some years, he joined Toastmasters to work on his English and to get more comfortable doing public speaking. Eventually, he became a manager and had to speak in front of groups of people, mostly his team. Last year, I believe, he took an improv class and started doing improvisation. Immediately, he enjoyed improv…

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Last year was the year of travel. This year, home improvement/redecorating/repair. I’ve bought a few small items, like a rug, some throw pillows, etc, nothing big. Some handymen are coming to do repairs today, power wash the house, and hang a couple of ceiling fans, some of which I could do myself, but I like helping the economy along. 🙂 I was thinking of replacing my electric stove with a gas stove, as one potential upgrade. Growing up we had…

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Listen! What’s missing? The hum of the air conditioning compressor? The sound of the blower for the heater? Yes, both are missing! – all that can be heard around here is the noises from outside which are normally kept at bay by closed doors and windows as I attempt to keep the interior regulated to a nice, comfortable temperature for myself. Now, the doors and windows are open and the breeze can flow throughout the house. This transition between winter…

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Well, Nikon has issued a recall of the D750 for shutter issues. Mine has had the issue a few times. Oddly enough, all of them, about 4 times, happened in India. None happened before and none since. The camera is off, I turn it on, go to take a shot, blackness as the shutter locks in place. Turn the camera off and back on, still the same. Depress the shutter button once, shutter unlocks, camera goes back to normal operation…

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I was just looking back through some of my photos from Raj’s wedding. As a friend, I had the privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation. For the most part his nephew, Sid, helped him to get dressed, getting his hair just right, and whatever else he needed. He was a big help. It was fun watching Raj prepare for the wedding, get immigration papers ready, give directions to friends and relatives, etc. Normally, he’s pretty quiet –…

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