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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019

Meet “The Limper,” a turkey who lives in the woods behind our former abode in Hartford, CT. Despite a hinky leg, he has survived year after year, avoiding coyotes, bobcats, and whatever other predators lurk in the bushes. Here in … Continue reading

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AGING

Aging:  as the saying goes, “It beats the alternative.”  I have searched the internet for the origins of this cliché and there is no definitive answer but lots of suggestions.  You could say the same about the benefits of aging:  there is no definitive … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M READING

I have been reading more than usual these past few weeks while my shoulder and arm are healing. It has been such a pleasure to lie around, guilt free, and catch up with some favorite authors.  Here’s last week’s list: THE DUTCH … Continue reading

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Black(out) and Blue

This was to be a note that, due to my restricted black and blue shoulder (see blog of Oct. 7), I am planning to take a couple of weeks off and will return when I can type with all ten … Continue reading

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VIRTUE OR GOOD LUCK?

It’s easy to confuse good luck with virtue.  I learned that lesson this month in a tiny airport in Zambia. I had my heart set on buying some beautiful African textiles there; our plane was about to board and I rushed towards … Continue reading

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THE GREAT MIGRATION II

Last month I had the good fortune to view one portion of the Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras and other grazers crossing the Mara River in Kenya. I took these photos of part of the crossing and its aftermath. Next … Continue reading

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E. B. WHITE AND WEEDING

I have been taking time off weeding each day to read The Essays of E.B. White.  I have read that book many times but White can still make me laugh harder than any other writer, even David Sedaris. Consider this excerpt … Continue reading

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MONKEY MIND

When I first heard the term “Monkey Mind,” I was pretty sure I knew what it meant and that it applied to me.  Here is one definition, from pocketmindfulness.com: Consider that we humans have around fifty thousand separate thoughts each day, … Continue reading

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ALASKA! Part 2

Alaska is too beautiful to be captured in photos, but I’m trying. Last week I posted a few pictures from a recent trip. Here are some more, all but two concerned with Humpback Whale Bubble Netting. The BBC has an … Continue reading

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ALASKA!

Last week Bill and I joined six strangers and the crew of the Northern Song for a week-long cruise of the Frederick Sound and its environs in Southeast Alaska. We left from Petersburg, a bustling small town that looks like … Continue reading

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