euchre etiquette

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How do you know you have an enduring friendship? When after more than 27 years as friends, and seven days of traveling together you can play Euchre -- couple against couple -- and still be friends at the end of the train ride from Seward to Anchorage. Now you might think that …

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icy strait / hoonah

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I mentioned type 3 fun in a previous posting, and although there was plenty of type 1 fun to be had in Icy Strait I'd like to begin this post with a little description of some type 3 fun. As a reminder, the definition of type 3 fun is something …

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type 2 fun

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Our guide for the Mendenhall glacier trek told us that there are 3 kinds of fun. Type 1 fun, is just "fun fun." Its good while its happening and afterward you remember it as fun. Type 2 fun is the kind of thing where you do something and even though …

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ketchikan

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Its a lazy, rainy afternoon here in Ketchikan Alaska. We are back from fishing and have warmed up with some lunch and a nice soak in the hot tub. The ship should be pulling out of port any minute now and we'll be on our way to Icy Strait.

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secrets onboard the millenium

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Good morning from stateroom 7199. I'm looking out the back of the ship at a lot of very low hanging clouds. We are in a "family view" stateroom, which means that we have one of the largest decks of anybody onboard. It is perfect for this Alaskan cruise as we …

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dragonfly porn

Dragonfly Porn

Just messing around with a new lens at the lake.  I wish I had bought the 100-400 before going to Africa.  Anyway this must be dragonfly mating season.

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ok, this is silly, but i was playing around with the gopro yesterday to see if it would float, and the sunfish were just absolutely fascinated with it.  the captions came to me on my bike ride this morning.  i know, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

OK, this is silly, but I was playing around with the GoPro yesterday to see if it would float, and the sunfish were just absolutely fascinated with it.  The captions came to me on my bike ride this morning.  I know, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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exhaustion

Its official folks, I'm ready to head home.  The ITiCSE conference is over.  The paper has been presented, I've been to a dozen or more sessions.  I'm tired.  I'd like to get something to eat, but all the restaurants in the area are not even open for dinner yet, and …

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high security

Well, I'm through security.  Sitting in  Segafredo Zanetti, enjoying a very nice Israeli Chardonnay.  Everyone told me to get to Ben Gurion at least 3 hours before my flight so that I could get through the security process.  Now I understand why.  These people are serious about their security.

When …

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