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Wordless Wednesday 2013-11-13

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Like resolutions, predictions flood the media around the beginning of the new year. Whether it’s a misreading of ancient manuscripts, half-baked interpretations of astronomical events, or the work of sensation-seeking conspiracy theorists, everybody gets into the act, predicting drama and … Continue reading

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White Christmas? Not this year.

It’s midnight, Dec 19. By the time I publish this, it may be over the edge into Dec. 20, and I’m mourning the fact that we won’t have a white Christmas this year. Oh, there might be a flurry or two, … Continue reading

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Webster Arboretum

On November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, we were at loose ends. We aren’t “Black Friday” shoppers, and wanted to avoid the crowds, but didn’t feel like hanging out at home. Since we needed both cider and apples, and Schutt’s mill starts pressing their Russet apples the week of Thanksgiving, we decided to make a pilgrimage for the best cider on earth, stopping at the Webster Arboretum on the way. Continue reading

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Disappointing Gifts

I don’t think I was ever disappointed by a gift I received as a child. No, I didn’t always get exactly what I thought I wanted, but I always enjoyed the gifts I got: toys, clothes, books. Always books. Lots … Continue reading

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