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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 […]

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  • Hurricanes Florence and Michael

    First, thank you for all of your well-wishes and prayers. While our house did receive some damage from Florence that we will be dealing with over the coming months, it fared far, far better than we expected. We are so grateful. However, so many in our area are suffering, unable to return to homes, work, […]

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  • Thoughts on Hurricane Florence

    I’ve struggled with what to write about Hurricane Florence, who stands a good chance of becoming my personally least favorite hurricane to date. As I write from afar, the waves are pushing up against the dunes across my island and many of the nearby islands as well. Rivers are swelling, streets are flooding, and that […]