in with the new

December 31, 2012

New look for the blog. More changes coming.

WF


missed it by that much

December 31, 2012

Well, I’m not down 40 pounds, and likely won’t be by the time Feb. 22, 2013 rolls around.

But, at least before the holidays, I was down 13 pounds. Given all that the past year has held, I’ll take that. That’s a pound a week since I changed my diet. Clothes are fitting more loosely. If I can keep up a pound a week, then in 2 – 3 years I’ll be in really good shape. We are hopefully joining the school’s gym this year as well, so even on those non-walkable days (and hey, it’s -3 out there right now, so this is one of them) we can still get some exercise in.

WF


RIP Richard Rodney Bennett, 1936 – 2012

December 26, 2012

We have lost one of the finest British composers of the past 100 years. The UMM Symphonic Winds performed his Elegy for Miles Davis on their most recent concert in December.

WF


end of year

December 26, 2012

I am hoping to take some time early next week to recap the past year.

WF


the sun won’t come out tomorrow

December 20, 2012

So…the world is not going to end tomorrow.

But if it did, what would you say and do?

WF


RIP Senator Daniel Inouye, 1924 – 2012

December 20, 2012

A man who has represented his state from quite literally the day it became a state has passed away. Sen. Inouye was an honest-to-goodness war hero and a capable and concerned public servant. He will be missed.

WF


unspeakable

December 18, 2012

I don’t know what else to say about the horror of Newtown. I have said many things on Facebook, and I’ll admit I’ve been rather…forceful in expressing my opinion.

I’ll have more when I can process more.

WF