Monthly Archives: December 2015

THE HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS 2016

  Wishing everyone the happiest of New Years! The wonderful news in our family is that Suzanna Elkin and our son, Nate Popik, are getting married in September, guaranteeing that 2016 will be a very good year for our families. … Continue reading

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A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN MARION

Last week, I published a copy of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”  Now, Kamiko is back in Marion for Christmas, asking me if we can play all the games we did last year (games of which I have no memory), … Continue reading

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CATS AND CHRISTMAS

If you want people to read your blog, you’ll greatly improve your chances by including cats in the title and photo. No matter how much time I spend trying to write thoughtful, well-crafted essays, the ones that get the most readers … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M READING: ALICE MUNRO

I prefer reading books of fiction for pleasure. I wish I could get as excited about non-fiction and sometimes I do; Atul Gawande, John McPhee, Daphne Merkin, Michael Pollan, Janet Malcolm snag me every time. However, fiction is my first … Continue reading

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TRUCK STOP IN BELIZE, PART 2

Sunday, November 29, Ben and Joanna Popik opened The Truck Stop restaurant, ice cream shop and bar in four shipping containers in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize.  The Truck Stop had a “soft opening” the previous Saturday, but yesterday’s event … Continue reading

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