So Many Boxes…

We’re packing away… although “we” is mostly just Yeni; who is packing like a woman possessed. We’re heading out on Wednesday and looking forward to a change of view. We’re trying to spend as much time with family and friends as possible — taking the time to eat at out favorite spots “one more time” as well as try some new places we had neglected. While working away, managed to post some quick words:...

February 21, 2010 1 min Fred Posner

Morning Full Moon

The nice thing about waking up really, really early to take family to the airport? Well, on some days, you might just catch a nice view of a full moon. [][1]Moon over Ann Arbor, MI

July 8, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

Back from a great, long weekend

To celebrate my youngest cousin’s high school graduation, Yeni and I headed to Albany to join the celebration. Instead of flying, we packed very lightly and took the Harley 650 miles east from Ann Arbor to Albany, mostly following I-90 (we were going to go through Canada, but that’s a different story). The trip to Albany was amazing and covered parts of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Cities included Toledo, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany. Normally, when traveling on the Interstate, you really don’t get to see much, and with this trip, we set that as our expectation. Gladly, we were wrong. I had never been West of Albany (yes, I’m one of those type of New Yorker’s) and ...

June 29, 2009 2 min Fred Posner

A very nice, long day…

Besides celebrating the birth of my sister, June 21st holds additional special meanings… such as the start of Summer, the Summer Solstice, and the longest “day” of the year. This year, it of course was also Father’s day — so all in all, this year, June 21st was a day of family. The amount of daylight surprised me. This picture was taken at 9:30 pm: [][1]Sunset in Ann Arbor, MI

June 22, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

Still in Florida

I’m still in Florida, but headed back to Michigan on Wednesday. I’ve been enjoying the warm weather, although it was 98 degrees yesterday in North Florida… much, much higher than Ann Arbor. Anyway, this last weekend I: Celebrated mom’s birthday with my family (including my sister and our spouses) Had an AMAZING meal at Joe’s Stone Crabs (but, when do you not?) Celebrated Mother’s day with the family Worked a little in Boca Raton, FL Enjoyed a nice afternoon on the beach with my wife....

May 12, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

Quick and Dirty News

No, it’s not a reference to Cinco de Mayo… but just simply, the quick and dirty news for Fred Posner. Let’s see… recently I: Got married (blogged @ Reviewed the Gandy Dancer at Fat Freddy Had an AMAZING cake from Cake Nouveau (review coming) And those are the biggies I guess. 🙂

May 5, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

A2 Cloud Camp

I attended Ann Arbor’s Cloud Camp yesterday at Google (in… Ann Arbor). Was a great “un-conference” about cloud computing and such. Took a few pictures and enjoyed the afternoon.

April 10, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

April in Ann Arbor means Snow

[][1]Hey… I thought it was Spring! So, last night Michael and I caught up over a few Bourbon’s at a TGI Friday’s down the road. The last time Mike and I visited Friday’s together? 1989. Anyway… as the evening wore on, the window showed us something I thought I wouldn’t be seeing again for a while — snow. And we’re not talking “oh just a little white powder” here, we are talking big, huge, white flakes. Big ones. Coming down like the ground was Macy’s and it was a 90% off sale. The snow continued throughout the night leaving 4 – 7 inches on the ground (depending on which paper you believe). All I know is that Yeni had to break out the winter boots (She said, “Oh, Winter Boots I thought I would not see you again… but here you are.”) and I got to de-snow the cars yet another time this year. I will say this though… Looking at snow is nice. Dealing with it, not so much. There’s more pictures below… ...

April 6, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

Raise Taxes Michigan, Really? Really?

The smartest thing I have ever done was not leave Florida permanently. After spending 20 plus years living and working in Florida, I’ve certainly seen my share of embarrassment. From Terry Schivo to Elian Gonzalez, the 2000 election to the Anna Nicole Smith Baby Daddy trial, Florida certainly helps give late night talk show hosts a punch line now and then. But this isn’t a post about Florida. This is a post about two law makers in Michigan that want to raise income tax. Right now, the State of Michigan has the highest unemployment rate in the United States. Right now (March 2009), the Michigan unemployment rate is 12%. And with GM getting ready to lay off thousands more in May, this number will rise quicker than it will fall. ...

March 31, 2009 3 min Fred Posner

Ann Arbor News Says Goodbye

[][1]Ann Arbor . com website The Ann Arbor News (in Ann Arbor, MI of course) recently announced it’s closure. After 174 years, the Ann Arbor News could not see a way out of economic difficulties and will be relaunching as an online media company — But this post isn’t about the closure… for information on that check out: The News to Fold in July Why We Grieve the Ann Arbor News This post is on why I do not grieve the Ann Arbor News closure....

March 24, 2009 2 min Fred Posner