Duane McGuire Blog

I've been thinking about things for quite a long while.

Family

Ancestral Wandering
Stories of the family farm
Yes, Jazzy Is Here
Jazzy the second dog, AKA "Me Too"
Short Walk With Bebop
Since May 30, Bebop and I have had a morning walk. But for 133 days, it hasn't been raining. Today ...
Giesy's Crossing
I grew up along the Willapa River in Western Washington, where I was born 100 years after the ...
Shop Dog
Bebop has been with us for more than 6 months, now. Are we bonded? Oh yeah! She is constantly with ...
Bebop considers getting a job
Yesterday I did tell her, "Bebop, I think you're going to have to get a job!"
An old Piano Friend Comes Home
Sometime around 1959, in Raymond Washington, I had my first piano lesson. It was on this piano: ...
Sand, Gravel, and Cement, Mixed With Experience
For Terri's birthday, she asked for sand and gravel. Actually, it was sand, gravel, cement, and ...
Father's Day 2020: Remembering Harvey McGuire
I've spent the day with thoughts of Dad. He shared freely with the people of his life from 1913 to ...
Ashokan Farewell Piano Performance
My dive into digital recording and production started in December with a gift of Ableton LIve! ...
Let's Eat Home
As Terri and I were enjoying another of her fine meals on the deck, we talked about how ...
Walk with Bebop - June 13, 2020
Bebop will be 6 months old at the end of the month. We started our daily morning walks one month ...
From Terri's FB
I completed my second garden peace pole today (blue); the yellow pole was completed last year. ...
Walk with Bebop - June 8, 2020
We've been having strange June weather.   Temperatures have dropped 30 degrees in the past 3 ...
Walk with Bebop - June 7, 2020
We walked a new route from home today, and it was interesting to see and try to understand ...
Walk with Bebop - June 5, 2020
We thought it would be nice to see some new things today, so we got in the car and drove out the ...
Walk with Bebop - May 31, 2020
Bebop enjoys the sights and smells of our walk, but she is also alert to threats. We got started a ...
Walk with Bebop
I'm finally calling myself "retired", and we made a good decision. We acquired Bebop, the dog!
Walk with Bebop, May 30, 2020
On our walk, the best part is our neighborhood park.  As we make the turn to head toward home, ...
Just Like Downtown
Dad was someone who was known as a practical man.   He could get things done, and was always ...
A House
In about 1942, my Dad, Harvey McGuire built a house with Grandpa Henkel. That house became a home ...
Swimming Lessons, Then and Now
Sometime around 1958, I was introduced to swimming lessons. I'm sure some kids complained about ...
Solace
Yesterday morning I got up too early. To get some more rest, I went out and spent a half hour in ...
Willapa Hills Trail
Willapa Hills Trail is the former Northern Pacific spur line from Chehalis Washington to South ...
Artic, Washington
While visiting family in Grays Harbor, we stayed at Artic RV Park. It turned out to be a beautiful ...
Dana-Thomas home - Springfield, Illinois
It is always a treat to tour a Frank Lloyd Wright home. The Dana-Thomas home in Springfield, ...
LaRue McGuire: Oral History Part 2
My Mom, LaRue Dorothy Henkel McGuire was born on October 26,  1916.  She lived a remarkable life ...
New Tech meets Old Tech
I'm a technologist.  And sometimes I have more fun with old technology than new technology.  For ...
Coffee Table
Erin designed a coffee table that we built in the shop in August.   This weekend was the next road ...
Uncle Frank
Frank McGuire, my uncle, passed away last weekend at the age of 92. It was too soon, because he ...
Merry Christmas!
It's 6:30 am and all is well.    I always was the first one up on Christmas morning.
A mobile base for the Rikon Band Saw
The shop really isn't large enough for the new band saw to have a permanent location on the shop ...
Mom's Early Life
My mom, LaRue McGuire, was born LaRue Dorothy Henkel on October 26, 1916.  At 94, she can still ...
Woodshop progress: insulation and drywall
My shop is too big! OK. That's the last time you'll hear that. Though the work continues it seems ...

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