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 plight of our Cuisinart Toaster Oven and Air Fryer

Our Air Fryer Toaster Oven crashed and died. We have only had it since March. I don’t even remember what possessed us to purchase it other than that our Dualit Toaster was not working well. I was also interested in … Continue reading

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Switching roles and political hope

After you have lived together for over forty years, I suppose it is natural for some of one’s natural tendencies to be absorbed into and appear in a spouse. Nonetheless, I was a bit surprised to note that MK was … Continue reading

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Pondwork, aerators, and the elections

Okay, all that is on my mind is the elections, hoping against hope that people will do the right thing, come up, and vote. To be more accurate, vote the Democratic ticket because the Republican ticket is crazy at the … Continue reading

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Repairing that annoying Apple Power Cord

I am very annoyed with the Apple Power Cord for my MacBook Pro. I have two and each one is defective. It seems to me that MK had to throw one of hers out. After time, the coating on the … Continue reading

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Wolves, the American West, and Wrangler jeans

I am currently reading ‘American Wolf’ by Nate Blakeslee. I am mesmerized by the story and the politics of the American wolf and mystified by the craziness of people who just cannot see the ‘forest for the trees.’ All we … Continue reading

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