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Those Aren’t Whales


You know that woman who is running around and frantically screaming her kid’s name? That was me. We went to the Cahoon Hollow beach on the way out of Cape Cod. The small dirt parking area and port-o-potties were at the edge of a drop-off, with a steep walk down to a well-populated beach. We […]

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You’re Gonna Fall In Love With Old Cape Cod


Cape Cod was everything I hoped it would be. Beaches, sand dunes, lobster rolls and quaint architecture. It was a happy mistake that we ended up with four days to spare on our trip or else I might never have made it to this part of the country. And with global warming coming on strong, […]

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Oh Canada!


I’m not sure why this didn’t post a couple days ago. I did not go to Canada again, just in case you are mapping my movements. This came before Cape Cod. ……………………………………………………. I’m a little traumatized by the most recent leg of our trip. We left Midland around noon and crossed the Canadian border where […]

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I Meant To Do That


Sometimes I do something so boneheaded that I am almost (almost) tempted to pretend it never happened. I believe in the power of unburdening myself publicly because I figure that it’s better for me out myself than to have someone else do it. So here goes. I left for vacation four days early. Yes, I […]

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Sing Ho To The Open Road


I spent my summers during high school with my mother in Newark, New Jersey. She lived in student housing while getting her Ph.D. at Rutgers and the upshot was that I was trapped inside a high-rise dorm for pretty much two months each year. She was busy with classes and I was unable to leave […]

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Staying Out of Trouble


I haven’t been blogging this week because, frankly, there is nothing to blog about. I spent the entire week driving the kids to Sunflower Farms camp in Longmont. Even though it is only a 20 minute drive, between the commute, getting everyone settled, and driving back it’s easily a one hour endeavor. It’s worth it, though. […]

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How to Make Fresh Cherry Pie Filling


I’ve been yapping about cherry pie on Facebook and Instagram this week because the trees in my neighborhood are booming with fruit. I thought I should post a tutorial before it’s too late for you to take advantage of the gift of free fruit. Unbelievably, most people have no interest in harvesting their sour cherries and all it […]