27 December 2013

Out Of The Net

No, I haven't abandoned this blog.  Nor will I.

Last week, I spent literally every waking moment I wasn't in class reading students' essays and exams and, finally, submitting grades and other paperwork last Thursday night.  Then there were all sorts of things related to the holidays, most of which were pleasant.  They included co-hosting a Christmas Eve reception in which I invented a "virgin" punch that proved wildly popular.  At least, I think I invented it:  I mixed equal parts of Ocean Spray Cranapple, Welch's white grape juice and Canada Dry ginger ale.

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And I spent Christmas Day with Deborah and Suzanne, the couple who sent me the image of Alfred Letourner I included in an earlier post.

And, I managed to do something I haven't done in about fifteen years:  I spent a whole week away from my--and every other--computer!  I didn't check e-mails, post anything or look at eBay.  As much as L love writing this blog, I must say that my respite from the net was probably good for me.

Finally, today I managed to sneak in a ride on Tosca to the Rockaways.  There I was welcomed by a procession:

Being the public figures they are, they knew a photo op when they saw one. Especially these winsome creatures:

Happy holidays to them, and you!


  1. I think we all need to turn away from our connected world occasionally. Anyway, thanks for another year of sharing your thoughts and experiences
    on biking, and other matters of interest. Happy New Year!

  2. happy holidays justine, like good food - slow blogging is very good :)
    <3all the best wishes for 2014! xxomeli

  3. Well, good to see you back! But yeah, "getting away from teh interwebs" is a good thing from time to time. I camped over the holiday so it was a nice break. Happy 2014!

  4. Chris and Adventure!--Thank you for the encouragement and continued reading.

    You too, Meligrosa. And I love your analogy to food: Yes, slow cooking is the best!