Happy New Year from Fry Lodge

The Fry Lodge Year-in-Review video is a good opportunity to reflect on an entire year of adventure, change and growth for the Fry Family. 2017 was quite a year. We made some nice friends in Bellingham, traveled all around North America… again, and [re]learned several skills, including snow skiing at the end of the year. We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

Happy New Year to the Fry Lodge Faithful!

2017 Fry Lodge Year-in-Review | soundtrack by B.E.R. (The Night Begins to Shine)


Album Sorting Logic

With all of our albums now in one location, we decided to finally organize our collection. This is a perfect morning coffee activity. It does present some important questions, however. Categorize strictly alphabetically or by genre? We decided to go alphabetically, Christmas music being the one exception.

Other questions that arise:

Does The J. Giles Band get filed under J or G? J. If it was a solo J. Giles album, it’d go under G.

Where do soundtracks go? V, for Various Artists.

John Cougar Mellencamp? M. What if we had one of his albums he did as just John Cougar? Irrelevant. We’d never buy those albums.

Lady Gaga? L. Nobody calls her Miss Gaga.



Nothing compares to a good long bike ride to clear the head, soothe the body and charge the soul. Just rode to the George Washington Bridge and back along the Hudson River. About 18 miles round trip. Soundtrack: Van Halen 1984 and Rush Permanent Waves. I’m ready to fly to Seattle tomorrow.


“You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill. I will choose a path that’s clear. I will choose freewill.” – Freewill, Rush, Permanent Waves

Christmas Legend

Fry Family tradition dictates that everybody opens one present before bedtime on Christmas Eve. By the luck of the draw, Henry and Ruby opened each other’s gifts for each other. Henry’s present: Katy Perry, PRISM. Which he loves. Ruby’s present? Bob Marley, Legend. Which she loves. I see how things are unfolding.