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Now This Takes Me Back

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I just went down the street to check the mail, and I suddenly felt like it was the summer of 1981. It was hot with just a slight breeze, just not enough of one to cool you down, and the cicadas were going full blast.

It reminded me of a time when my friends and I would play baseball or tennis in the morning before it got too hot, and then in the afternoon we would be inside playing Dungeons & Dragons. I remember walking up the street to my friend’s house where a group of us would meet. That walk up the road in the heat of the afternoon sun felt just like now when I had gone down the street to get the mail.

I miss those days and I miss my friends. Some of them are gone now and others are ill. I have good memories and I am lucky to have had such wonderful friends. Now, as I near the end of my own life I can look back on some really good times and fortunately not a lot of regrets. Not everything has gone the way we thought it would, but we’ve all been pretty fortunate.

A Lot of Work To Do

Trying to keep up the yard (all the rain has things growing at a fast pace) and get the house ready for the market has been a challenge. The upside of not being able to get another class out of the way during the summer has been that I at least have the time I need to do all the little touch-ups here and there.

It is going to be an adjustment going back to living in an apartment, something I have not done since 2001. I will also have to re-discover San Marcos. The last time I lived there was in 1984 when I was living in the dorms out on the West Campus of Southwest Texas State University. Now I will be living just up the road from the campus which will at least reduce my commute time from an hour to about fifteen minutes.

Once I finish and graduate, I will be off to Europe and retired and living in Germany. With luck, I will be able to bike and perhaps finish a book I have been working on for a few years.

"To pass an evening With a drink and a friend..." Time Stand Still, Rush

Spent the day with my best friend of forty-three years. Drove some of the old roads we used to cruise when we were much, much younger and gas was much, much cheaper. Ended up around canyon Lake, then headed across to Wimberly and Ranch Road 12, following that into San Marcos and stopping for lunch at Grin’s, just like when we were back in college.

The rest of the day was spent cruising through the Texas country side and enjoying the scenery and spring wildflowers in bloom, all while listening to a collection of 80’s hits, with copious amounts of Rush.

Ended the day with a cigar on the patio. Need to do this again soon.

My All Time Favorite Speaker

'Nough Said



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7-27-2021 - The nice thing about 🚴‍♂️ is that while I am out there by myself I can tell you all the things I will never get a chance to tell you in real life. In a few months, it will be a final goodbye and you will never have to worry about running into me somewhere. I will be on another continent and out of your life forever.

7-25-2021 - 😢 I had been looking forward to a long Sunday ride out to Treasure Island. This morning I had all my kit ready and went out to my bike to discover that my back tubeless tire was flat. So, I will be spending the morning replacing that with an older tire with a tube.

7-24-2021 - Started boxing up stuff. Can’t believe I have three boxes of cycling kit. Picked up the Canyon from Action Bikes and it is boxed and ready to pack. Need to make sure it is in box one. Just one more week until I start moving up to San Marcos.

7-14-2021 - Got our pack and load dates. I can’t wait for my rides to start appearing in Europe with my Polish riding partner.

7-7-2021 - The Bluest Eyes in Texas

7-6-2021 - Signed the lease today on an apartment. Ready for the final semester in San Marcos.

6-30-2021 - Found an apartment, and managed to get movers scheduled for the overseas shipment. Five more classes and then finished.

6-20-2021 - Some people look ridiculous as blondes.

5-24-2021 - All the best to my sister!

5-22-2021 - Happy Birthday Lisa A.! All the best.

5-14-2021 - Saw my last final was graded and miracle of miracles I was able to maintain my 4.0 average for one more semester. I really didn’t think that was going to happen as much as I struggled in Finance.

5-11-2021 - Last final for the semester is in the books. Three weeks then right back into it.

5-6-2021 - Just one final exam left to go. Then just six classes left and I will FINALLY finish something I started.

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San Marcos, TX USA 78666