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Day Trips


“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson We need not travel far to… Continue reading

Block Party Summer


After a day of playing in the sun as a child, my family and I enjoyed sharing classic TV together before bedtime. The classic TV line-up included The Munsters, I Love Lucy, Bewitched,… Continue reading

Observations on Bird Behavior


My husband and I recently moved, and outside our bedroom window is a beautiful tree which bloomed delicate pink at the start of spring. But that wasn’t the best part.  I noticed a plump,… Continue reading

Inside the World of Downton Abbey


“My dear fellow, we all have chapters we’d rather keep unpublished.” So speaks Lord Grantham, one of my favorite characters on the wildly popular PBS Masterpiece show Downton Abbey. The show seems to be… Continue reading

Slow Cooker and “Real” Fast Food


For Christmas this year, my family wanted to know what to get my husband as a gift.  My husband, Carlos, likes things that are useful. I knew right away what my gift to… Continue reading



With the approach of Thanksgiving this year, it is a great opportunity to remind ourselves how much we have to be thankful for. It seems the older I get the more I appreciate… Continue reading

London’s Sleuth


I’m not a mystery person. That is, I never bought into mystery fiction books; I did a few Sue Grafton novels in high school but nothing kept my interest piqued. Since reading Nancy Drew… Continue reading

Reason for Hope


One of my dreams in life is to be like the wonderful explorers and conservationists that I see on PBS Nature programs, and that I’ve come to know through books. There are so… Continue reading

One Year: Reflections and Celebrations


On July 17, my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary. A relatively short amount of time in the scheme of life, but significant nonetheless. To celebrate we went to our favorite… Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Season


It’s that time again: the glorious season of the farmer’s markets where I wake up on a Saturday morning, ride my bike down to the Center School parking lot and peruse the piles of… Continue reading

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