Monthly Archives: May 2009


Christy makes contact with the ball – a hard hit, but it was picked up by the pitcher, and poor Christy was thrown out at first.

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Windows 7 is here – almost!

Time to geek out. I just installed Windows 7 (Release Candidate) on the Sony Vaio desktop, and it’s licensed (free) for one year. There’s been at least one driver issue so far, and both McAfee and Live One Care are … Continue reading

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Honk, honk, waddle, waddle.

The kids and I came across these furry little things last weekend at Brickyard Pond in Barrington. By using a 300mm lens we were able to stay well out of reach of the very protective parent in the foreground.

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A Parrot? A Toucan?

Okay, so I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but this is one of the most unusual visitors we’ve had to date. It goes by the name of Rose-breasted Grosbeak; and by gros I presume “large,” and so the big, … Continue reading

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Eric lands his first Large Mouth Bass

Eric bags his first Large Mouth Bass. He caught this on a cheap plastic worm from Benny’s. He cast the line and “worked” the worm – and brought her in all by himself. I’m the official hook remover though (I’m … Continue reading

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