Author Archives: Richard Koerner

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.

The smoke detector

Is there anything worse than being awakened in the middle of the night by a chirping smoke alarm? It happened the other night. At first I thought that it was Mary Kay’s alarm going off. I pointed it out to … Continue reading

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To hair or not to hair, that is the question

Hair? That is something I have been losing for years. It started, I think, to be noticeable when I was in my thirties. It really didn’t start really going until my late forties and early fifties. I foolishly believed what … Continue reading

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My new academic routine

I have changed my online routine for teaching. I am a planner and I am also a planner who likes to do things early, allowing me time to mull over what I have done and to recheck so that I … Continue reading

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Car wash day!

Tuesday was car wash day. Not the usual variety, and we have no set day anyway. The malbor does normally have a day, but of late due to health issues, that seems to not be happening all that often. The … Continue reading

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Global Entry

Monday found us heading into Chicago for a Global Entry interview. We had already applied online, paid our $100 each, and received tentative approval that would end with complete approval following an interview either at O’Hare or downtown. There was … Continue reading

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