Ut Prosim (That I may serve)

Aug. 15th, 2017 05:05 am
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I received a phone call yesterday evening from alumni relations at my alma mater, Plymouth State University. I've been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Ut Prosim Award for my service to scouting and the Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage.

It and their other alumni awards will be presented at homecoming in late September. It's also my 25th class reunion. And they're covering the hotel expense. Good thing as that's peak tourist fall foliage season in the White Mountains. Places that the rest of the year run around $100 a night are triple that on a fall weekend.

I need to check on the photo just taken by my employer to update our website as PSU needs a photo for the press release. I'll link that in a future post when it is available.

Weekend off

Aug. 13th, 2017 06:01 am
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This has been my first weekend off without: Family commitments, scouting commitments, or museum volunteer commitments since early June. The one in early June was only the result of me being home sick.

And, low and behold, my wife was also free. So, we went to the Topsham Fair 35 miles (56km) down the road. We only got one pic:

Meet "Moxie Horse", (#4HMoxieHorse) on display in the 4H barn. It started as a high school art project that got rescued and repainted after the high school was done with it. The 4Hers were looking for a name for their "Moxie Horse". I'm fine with Moxie as it's currently painted in Moxie™ logo orange. But I tossed in the suggestion of Augustin in honor of Dr. Augustin Thompson, inventor of Moxie™.

Topsham Fair is about the size of Union's, maybe a hair smaller. So, we only spent about 4 hours at the fair. Admission includes all rides, so we did the Ferris wheel, which is about all we could handle.

Oh, and I entered the Whoopie Pie Contest and took second place. That makes two second place and one first place win at fairs and festivals to date. I frosted my 'reject' heals (not perfectly round) when we got home and quickly realized what killed my chances at a second blue ribbon. The family recipe doesn't work as well when it is humid (and it was on Friday) resulting in the cake sticking to your fingers a bit.

Local paper needs new copy editors

Aug. 10th, 2017 01:50 pm
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My local paper flubbed-up yesterday and it's hitting social media.
Article from the Boston Globe 'cause they don't have a paywall unlike the paper that flubbed-up.

Headline: Trump warns of 'Fire and Furry'

Huh? No, I WILL NOT go to NK to defend that president and his ego.

Other notes on that front page. It's nice to see donations coming along for the Hallowell Fire Department. Their current building dates to the early 1800s.
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We're now "over quota" for the year. Two EF-1's confirmed in northern Maine this past Saturday.

Details on the Caribou National Weather Service website.

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