Mock me if you will, but for several summers during my college years, I was a Civil War reenactor, proudly serving with the 64th Illinois Infantry. I spent a number of weekends dressing up as a soldier, camping out, having mock gun fights to the delight of audiences, and generally geeking out on all things … Continue reading Private Dexheimer: Civil Warrior…Sort Of
Soooooo...it's the first week of July, and I suddenly realized that I have made ZERO posts so far this year. I blame it on grad school. Since January, I have been taking classes for my library science degree (yes, you need to have your Masters to be a librarian). All of my writing since then … Continue reading Where Does the Time Go?
My, how time flies! This year has been one of extremes for yours truly. Funerals, road trips, 80-hour work weeks, World Series glory, grad school hoop-jumping, Christmas plays...and even a little bit of Santa impersonation! 2016 has been one of the best (and worst) years of my life. However, I won't belabor you, the reader, … Continue reading DMR is Two Years Old!
I sometimes wonder if the Cubs had a hand in shaping my outlook on life, or maybe I was drawn to the team because of my pre-existing pessimism. I can’t imagine what will happen if the Cubs finally win the World Series. Perhaps my head will explode. I’m willing to risk it though.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 Tim and I began our Sunday with brunch at a trendy little café called MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse. We opted for the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet where the food was good, plentiful and provided enough strips of bacon to wallpaper the room (Mmmm…bacon wallpaper…). Despite the crowds, my brother and I managed to snag … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Twelve: The Best Part About St. Louis
Friday, August 26, 2016 In the morning, I had figured that from Heber, I had about 23 hours more driving ahead of me with three days to go. Of course, this daunting schedule didn’t stop me from sleeping in and I didn’t start out until about 11:00. Having no place in particular that I wanted … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Eleven: Getting My Kicks on Route, Um, I-40/Meet Bee in St. Louis
Disclaimer: To the friends and family members living in California and Arizona that I wasn't able to see, my apologies! Two weeks just isn't enough time. Thursday, August 25, 2016 It was time to start heading home, and as much as I enjoyed my travels, I felt ready to go back. Not that I was … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Ten: From Dust Devils to D-Backs
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 After my San Diego experience of the past two days, I opted to keep my explorations closer to home this time. I spent the afternoon in downtown Riverside. I began by visiting the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. For free admission, I perused the natural history, Native American and local history exhibits. One … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Nine: Missions, Macaws, Mounts and Muggins
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 I dozed off for a couple of hours and woke up when I heard Kari getting ready for work. Sheepishly, I slunk out of my room and recounted the events of my previous evening. Our original plan for the day had been for Kari to leave work early, then the two … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Eight: San Diego Redux, Heathen Friends, 11th and Imperial, and Shawarma!
Monday, August 22, 2016 God has a sense of humor. On the previous night, I had complained to Kari that, although my road trip had been restful and fairly entertaining to that point, there was certain lack of… adventure to it. I wanted something to happen that was really worth writing about. In other words, … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Seven: Adventures (and Misadventures) in San Diego