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Wishing for More Snow

Our two days of snow this winter were magical. Please send some more.

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Eve Walk

Because I’m not a fan of ritual or tradition, my ideal holiday involves “new,” “different,” and “something I’ve never done before and will never do again.” Clearly, this year had no trouble yielding just such an experience.  My favorite part … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…

Minnesota? We didn’t get 20 inches these last couple of days, but we did have steady flakes in the air for more than 24 hours–and the dramatic change of temperatures and seasons felt terrific.  For the last couple of mornings, … Continue reading

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He Still Has His Boyish Charm (and Girlish Figure)

Today, Byron is 40. Having long-term friends visiting from home, along with being able to have a handful of new friends over for cupcakes, made the day feel good. The fact that we ate lunch in a delightful setting didn’t … Continue reading

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BIKES!

Two bikes have come into our lives in the last week.  Our world has gotten so much bigger with two sets of wheels. Thank you Laura and Christina.  Me loves me a bike.

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The Azan

Click on the link below to see a video I shot from our rooftop Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. It is completely representative of the sights and sounds that fill our days, including the dog howling along with the meuzzin as … Continue reading

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London, Big Time

 What is it about miniatures? Despite their diminutive size, things like tiny furniture, china, chocolate bars, and Heidi Montag’s brain all receive fairly major attention.  With miniatures, as with Heidi’s brain, the hitch seems to be the incongruity of It’s … Continue reading

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The Women–With the Exception of Your Humble Author–Truly Are Chic, and the Fact That Nearly Every One of Them Was Wearing Knee-High Black Boots Almost Blotted Out the Fact That We Couldn’t Find Internet Access Fer Nuthin’

All apologies to the complex and fascinating country of Turkey, but when we got off the plane in Paris, it was like the start of five days of shore leave. We were giddy. Suddenly, it felt like we’d been shipped … Continue reading

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Recess and Field Trips

Because I was a towering giant of a girl, one of my favorite things to do during recess during elementary school was play tetherball. We don’t have that here–yet I don’t feel the kids are missing out.  Here are some … Continue reading

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