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The Beach Playground

We are fortunate here in northern NY. I hear other places such as Novia Scotia have closed their beaches, but our beaches remain open. They are more crowded than usual, but people are doing a great job of keeping the minimum 6-foot distance. We take turns going through narrow passages on bridges and to parking […]

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A New Reality

I kind of didn’t want to write about the Coronavirus. It’s filling our social media feeds and affecting all our lives, and it seems so overwhelming at times. Then again, it would be silly to go through this part of history and not document the experience. Twenty years from now when our lives are thriving […]

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Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Chris drank an entire bottle of rum in one sitting a month or so ago! Good thing it was the bottle I brought him back from Panama so he didn’t get a headache. The cute little bottle was smaller than my hand. I got it because I wanted something special from Panama, and it was […]

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Wise Words From my Son

If you surprise your board, it’ll surprise you… CJ Pollock That was the response after some messaging with my kids about a fall I took on the trail yesterday. It was totally my fault. As I said to them – I was going fast toe-side and decided at the last minute to take another trail. […]

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Creative Valentine’s Surprise

Have you checked your mail? That was kind of an odd request in this day and age. Snail mail is not a thing I check often, but Zeb and Bri told us something was on its way. How intriguing. Remember them? They are our children that were married in Moab last summer. A very creative, […]

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Connections

Big little things can be so important in one’s life. For example, when Uncle John and Aunt Anne decided to pop in and visit us during their trip through the northeast, it seemed like a little enough thing for them. For us? It was a really big thing. To think that in their travels they […]

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Valentine’s Fortunes

Soooo. It was our Valentine’s celebration, and we were at the local Chinese food restaurant. It came time to read our fortunes, and Mom cracked her cookie open. Empty I so wish you could have seen her face as the 86-year-old woman commented something like … Well, that’s not a good sign. Does that mean […]

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Rise of Empires: Ottoman

History is so fascinating. I love comparing life today to life in the past. What have we learned? What errors are we repeating? My Uncle John got me hooked on history through tales he wove somewhere around fifth grade for me. I will be the first to admit I’m not one to dig through dry […]