Category Archive: Musings

Oct 11 2017

How Many Ks are Too Many? I Think 2 are Plenty

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Tell Your Friends13     You know what’s fun and civic-minded?  Coming out to an event that raises money for a local cause.  You know what’s sweaty and hard and makes me tired?  Running five whole kilometers.  You know how long a marathon is?  Like 42 kilometers!  That’s a lot of Ks.  These things can get out of hand if …

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Oct 11 2017

I’d Like You To Meet Sacob and Wacob

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Tell Your Friends13     Not to mention Tacob, Facob, and Zacob. Jake is the master of the Mii.  He loves creating them.  He’s used the same basic design for every gaming console we’ve had since the Wii.  The Wii, Wii U, and now the Nintendo Switch have all seen appearances by Jake’s alter ego.  He announced that these …

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Oct 01 2017

Sunday Shorts #2

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Tell Your Friends      It’s been a wild week around here, but at the same time not much has happened.  It’s been one soccer game after another, and a typical Maine swing in weather.  Ninety on Wednesday, and I had to scrape my windshield before heading to work this morning.  Which do you prefer in October? #StuffJakeSays …

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Sep 24 2017

Sunday Shorts #1

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Tell Your Friends      Not everything that’s BigCalfGuy worthy is also of post length.  I figured once per week I’d round up some things that went down and share them on Sundays.  I give you … Sunday Shorts #1.  DFTBA I always leave the kids with a task in the morning.  Make two people smile.  Give a …

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Sep 20 2017

Is BigCalfGuy Who I Am?

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Tell Your Friends      I mean, yeah, the calves are huge.  I’m obviously that big calf guy.  By Crom, let’s pray they never shrink.     What I mean is, is BigCalfGuy a good name for this blog?  I can’t for the life of me find the source of the quote, so I may as well take the credit: …

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Sep 08 2017

The Code

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Tell Your Friends      Do you have a code?  One that you live by?  The Boy Scouts do.  The US Military does.  The Vikings did; the Samurai did; even our church does.  It’s what they stand for.  It’s a kind of ancient mission statement with values.  I did quite a bit of reading this summer, and one …

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May 03 2017

Special Olympics: Penobscot Track and Field

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Tell Your Friends      Today was, I suspect, the first of many Special Olympic appearances for Jake.  This path started for him back in August of ’16 when he watched with wide eyes the athletes of the world compete in Rio.  He asked his mother if he, too, could do that.  As we looked at each other …

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Apr 27 2017

Canaan York: A Real Class Act

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Tell Your Friends      I was doing some beginner spring cleaning the other day, when I found a letter Olivia had written to family friend and author, Canaan York after he had visited her class.  It’s a sweet little letter.  It reads: “Dear Cannan, I REALLY love your books!  I want to be a author when I …

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Feb 11 2017

What a wild week!

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Tell Your Friends      It’s been a wild week.  We’re at the epicenter of the Super Storm that is basketball, cheering, pep band, and show choir.   All Star Rec Basketball and Pep Band are almost over, but Competition Cheering and Show Choir are ramping up for the upcoming regionals.  It leaves precious little free time.  Mix …

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Feb 06 2017

Rec Away Game

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Tell Your Friends      The day after the Super Bowl.   Everybody was up too late last night and apparently up too early this morning.   Everybody’s tired.  Everybody’s cranky.  Everybody had a Monday.   Here we sit on the sidelines at the Patten Rec Center, 30+ miles from home with zero chance of getting to bed …

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Feb 01 2017

Mary’s Birthday Logo Bloopers

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Tell Your Friends      Jake is a fan of slapstick.  He loves the unexpected.  If you ask him which direction is up, he’ll point down.  He finds that kind of thing to be the pinnacle of comedy. He also fancies himself to be quite the videographer.  He loves to film himself playing video games in the basement …

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Jan 30 2017

Creating a monster

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Tell Your Friends      Last August, as we sat gathered around the television watching the world’s finest athletes compete in Rio, Jake announced that he would one day like to be an Olympian.  Beth asked him what sport he would compete in.  He announced that he’d be a swimmer.  He is pretty fast in the water.   …

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