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Pretty Good Hat

Top down photo of a pizza on a cutting board Don’t tell the ooni bros, but I made this gluten free pizza in my toaster oven and it turned out pretty great.

Just sitting here thinking about how good the whole middle guitar solo section of Rush’s “Marathon” is. Like 3:40 to 4:40 kind of comes tearing out of nowhere.

Hmm. Is this cracker super stale, or just gluten-free? 1/

I have climbed the Creaky Tall Ladder to replace the smoke alarm battery beneath the Vaulted Ceiling, and have therefore fulfilled the Dad Grimoire for at least a week.

A woman on a paddleboard in the foreground. The background is a sun-lit mountain perfectly reflected in blue water ahead. We got up to Causey Reservoir for another morning paddle this week. Calm water made for some stunning and sometimes hypnotic, views.

Feeling safe enough to spend some time indoors at my parents’ house, I’ve been able to complete some important things that have been long neglected, like software updates and turning off motion smoothing on their new TV.

Cappuccino beside a journal and pen on grey concrete Trees and pasture below high clouds, lit by pink sunrise light We have a small square of patio that’s a lovely spot to sit with coffee and a journal when the sun is coming up.

A man on a standing paddleboard, approaching a rocky turn in the water’s path I went for a really nice paddle with my dad at the reservoir about 20 minutes up the canyon, yesterday. I hadn’t been up there in … 25 years or more? It’s a beautiful gorge with some winding passages and cool water.

A pink and orange sunset beyond a dark green field Sunset was all right. After a week of smoky, hot weather that kept us mostly inside, yesterday a small storm blew through and our air quality improved wonderfully, for a cool and fresh sunset walk.