Those Tiny Ice Cream Tasting Spoons

People had mentioned how great the ice cream is Young's Jersey Dairy near Yellow Springs, but being a city boy, I wasn't much interested in making the 45-60 minute drive east of Dayton to a dairy for a scoop of ice cream. I mean, a scoop of UDF is plenty good enough, and they bring it…

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Happy Epiphany … or Hello World

I thought I'd write a post today in observance of Epiphany, a holiday not featured on most wall calendars, nor in Google or iCal. But since my last post was way back in May, when it was probably warm and sunny and flowers were in bloom and grass was green and the sky was blue,…

Moving Day

Last weekend we moved into our new house. Since there are boxes everywhere that need to be unpacked -- plus my bicycle is calling as spring has finally arrived -- I'll keep this short. First, we're grateful for the friends who helped, including Stephen W., John W., Brian D., and Jake A., as well as…

Best D-backs Roster

Here is a re-post of an article I posted to my short-lived Tumblr account back in October. I'm hoping newcomer Greinke will take the roster spot of Ian Kennedy. The D-backs finished up a sub-.500 season, though it was a bit of a turnaround from the previous year. They were, as best as I can…

Sale Pending

Eventually, I'm going to get to Part 2 of the post about how spin class is like a worship service. But we've been a tad busy around the Owens household, and it looks to continue. I posted a couple months ago about our house hunt. Well, we settled on a house closer to the town where our…

The 40 LONG Days of Lent

I'm writing here on Day 39 of Lent, so there's just one more day of fasting before the chocolate feast on Easter. Which reminds me, it was a terrible idea to send me to the store to play the Easter Bunny and buy all the treats for the baskets, not at the end of Lent…

Stranger Than Fiction

I've been trying to read more classic literature. Currently I'm about four chapters shy of finishing Jane Eyre. Last summer I read East of Eden, which is a remarkable volume that touches on original sin. I've been wanting to purchase the TV miniseries on DVD from Amazon.com, as it stars Jane Seymour in the unlikely role of Cathy…

Moving on up to the west side

It's hard to believe we've lived over six years here in this small rural Ohio town. A rented house, one we haven't ever really made a home, as evidenced by the lack of pictures on the walls. But it's finally time to move, at least in a few months.The house is owned by a family…