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July 28, 2018

Follow Memory Gardening I love plants; my Mother turned me into a gardener, as a child, telling me, as I have already shared on these pages, that playing in the dirt was good for my nerves. I would be lying if I said that I do not buy plants, but if...
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July 22, 2018

Follow Words of Children It was an unseasonably cool but sunny Saturday morning in early May; still a few hours from midday. I’d just run to Ace Hardware for some knickknack or another for whatever projects were on my workbench in various stages of completion. The great thing about the Ace...
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Action

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July 11, 2018

Follow National Human Trafficking Hotline Usually, when we stop for take-out, Kate goes inside to order and or pick-up the food; but this stop, at a restaurant we have frequented before, fell on me. After ordering and paying for our food, I stepped aside from the busy counter, as the restaurant...
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Nature

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June 26, 2018

Follow The Topiary Garden   This garden in Columbus, Ohio, depicts Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon On the Ile De La Grande Jatte.    I love not only the idea for this unique garden, but also its execution; I hope you find a bit of inspiration, for your own garden —...
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Food

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June 18, 2018

Follow Fried Chicken   My Mother, and her mother before her, both had a knack for frying chicken; a Sunday dinner favorite.  The first time I made fried chicken was when I was in junior high school, and my Home Economics teacher introduced me to buttermilk battered chicken.  I was fascinated...
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Public Square

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June 11, 2018

Follow “1930’s Family Camping: York Beach, Maine At Home on the Road”     I unexpectedly happened upon this exhibit, at the Smithsonian, and found myself taking a moment to savor a piece of both familiar and foreign history. One of the things I first noticed, when driving through Maine, many...
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In Nature

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May 21, 2018

Follow Bougainvillea   It is impossible to not have a love hate relationship with bougainvillea; the plant is stunning, but its beauty comes with a thorny price tag.     The first time I truly became aware of bougainvillea was when Lia took me to visit a monastery in Greece. The...
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In Nature

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April 12, 2018

Follow Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.    ...
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Food

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April 7, 2018

Follow Strawberry Shortcake     I remember, as a child, my Mother buying those little sponge cake cups, that are always close to the strawberries, in the produce section of the market, in order to make strawberry shortcake; and I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy them,...
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Action

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March 27, 2018

Follow Now, I am Scared We Really Need to Talk and Listen One of the questions, most often put before me, when I was younger and interaction with Cuba was much more restricted, was why did the Cuban people, not fight Fidel Castro, when he declared the Revolution to be communist...
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