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Public Square

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December 16, 2010

Follow     Valley Forge National Historical Park Encampment of the Continental Army in the winter of 1777-1778 “The unfortunate soldiers were in want of everything; they had neither coats nor hats, nor shirts, nor shoes. Their feet and their legs froze until they were black, and it was often necessary...
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Food

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December 12, 2010

Follow Gingerbread People! Immigrants brought the tradition of gingerbread making to the United States, and Melody brought the tradition to me.  I do not remember whose idea it was, that we should get together and make cookies, but it is one of my Christmas traditions, from California, that I most miss. ...
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The Gingerbread House

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December 12, 2010

Follow Gingerbread House Today, I made my first gingerbread house!   As Florida is Trader Joe’s deprived, I always make it a point, to stop at Trader Joe’s, when we trek around the country; on our most recent trip, among my other purchases, was a gingerbread house kit, from Germany.  I have...
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Christmas Village!

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December 6, 2010

Follow The Christmas Village! In 1987, Kate and I celebrated our first Christmas together.  We had very little to start our life with, and I remember taking the bus all over Long Beach, California, stopping at every second hand store I could find, to purchase Christmas decorations for our tree.  I...
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In the Garden

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December 6, 2010
In the Garden

Follow Such a Desire to Grow!       I was walking down Commercial Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale, when I peeked into this garden, growing in-between a building.  If you look past the benches, you will see a very small area, where a few plants have been given free range, and with limited soil...
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The Poet’s Corner

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December 4, 2010
The Poet’s Corner

Follow   a hand to hold at Christmas Everybody needs a hand to hold at Christmas all of us could use a friendly smile a pretty holly wreath with presents underneath but most of all a hand to hold at Christmas. Everybody needs a hand to hold at Christmas all of...
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Happy Hanukkah!

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December 2, 2010

Follow Happy Hanukkah!   This year Hanukkah beings at sunset, on the twenty-fifth of Kislev of the Jewish lunar calendar, or December first, and ends at sunset on the ninth. We would like to take this moment, to wish joy and hope to all those marking the Festival of Lights, which...
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Art

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December 2, 2010

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Norman Rockwell, How To Diet, from the Saturday Evening Post, January 3, 1953   It my was neighbor Phil, who first gave me an appreciation of Norman Rockwell, I must...
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A View from the Road

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November 26, 2010

Follow   A Street View of a City Garden Walking through Boston, we came across this garden view of a brownstone, and longed to live on the streets we were walking.

Connected

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November 23, 2010
Connected

Follow   “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer defeat.” ~ Sun Tsu ~ The Art of War Technology At Its Worst Just a...
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