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much mulch

After nearly fifteen years as Californian transplant to New England, I still find myself caught off guard when the seasons change. In September, I forget that bare toes are no longer practical. In May, I have boots, coats, and gloves languishing near the door waiting for their yearly rest. The first snow fall and the […]

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Surprise

At least twice a year I am caught by surprise. Sometimes pleasantly surprised, sometimes a little miffed, but mostly I am amused. Seasons! What a novel concept. And they change–every year! As a 13 year veteran of New England weather, you’d think I would finally catch on. But no, this So. Cal girl cannot overcome […]

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processing, processing

What a week we’ve been through. Our family watched many hours of tv covering the bombings, manhunt and eventual arrest. There is a small amount of relief in the apprehension of a suspect. Lots of questions remain about the event. Perhaps in time, we will get answers. E and I have been pondering how people […]

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pensive but ok

Hello friends, You probably already heard about the explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon this afternoon. We are ok. E and I have been pensive about this event. It is not just because it happened “in our town” but the jarring effect that these situations have. Tragedies and violence stir up many emotions: […]

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the winter of our discombobulation

The certain thing about New England is that the weather is uncertain. My uncle likes to quote a phrase, “If you don’t like the weather just wait a minute.” That is what it’s like here: sunny and clear one day, dark and brooding another, temperatures can dip or climb by 20 degrees from day to […]

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snow day

We, like many others, spent Christmas Sunday at home. The snow storm hit hard making it dangerous to travel. It was a little sad not to be able to celebrate the birth of Christ with our church family. We are glad, though, that people didn’t feel compelled to drive out in the snow. Part of […]

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outside my window.

Little k is sick (again) so it’s a Sunday at home for us. We’re seeing this outside. And we caught sight of this too. For contrast, this is a picture I took earlier this week.

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ta da!

In lieu of a true update, we’re starting the year with a flickr mega-post! Mega for us at least. Happy belated new year! Better yet, happy lunar new year!

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change

Today I decided to enact some change. Maybe it’s the changing of seasons or the beginning of school or the fact that I just like this theme. So anyway, I changed it. Earlier today, I was contemplating when to take the food scraps to the compost bin. Then it hit me. I’ve changed from a […]

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classic.

I don’t normally post links but this article to me is classic New England. Reading it just makes me laugh. I don’t think consumers in LA would stand for this, much less come back for more. Qualifier: not all customer service here is this extreme and there’s lots of genuinely courteous and polite folks here. […]

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