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  • Anticipating 2019

    Somehow, I missed winter solstice this year. I like to mark these things, but I’d been wrapped up in work on our home after Florence, so it passed silently by me. The next day, I realized it in the early evening, as we left a building store. We’d been there for probably three hours and […]

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  • Thanksgiving Thoughts

    When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m pretty much with Charlie Brown.  Like Charlie, “I can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner. All I can make is cold cereal and maybe toast.” Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I’ll probably end up making the mashed potatoes and I’m attempting a chocolate mousse this year. But, as […]

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  • My, How Halloween Times Have Changed

    I was looking back over old Halloween pictures this morning and had to laugh. Years back, my kids spent weeks debating over costumes, who to be and what specific pieces to wear, which accessories to make and which to buy. For years, we were all about action heroes and princesses, ready to brighten the world […]