My Husband’s Birthday

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The husband’s birthday. I knew I did well this year. I got his present and found THE best hiding place. He will never accidentally find it this year, I thought. [ Read More ]

Uncle Jeremy’s Christmas Car

Christmas

I remember Uncle Jeremy used to drive his Christmas-themed pick-up truck to our turf on Christmas. [ Read More ]

Fun with Turkey Basters

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Turkey baster crafts…. This is what we did after dinner. 🙂 [ Read More ]

Little Shy Felipe

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Driving a school bus in a growing community presents some unique opportunities, especially when one of your routes involves an ethnically diverse mix of four and five-year olds. When the school year begins, many of these kids don’t speak any English. [ Read More ]

My Favorite Sandy Koufax Story

Back in 1965 Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in the first game of the World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur, a Jewish high holy day. [ Read More ]

Wait…Do I Believe in Magic?

magic

I don’t remember a big, heartbreaking fall from innocence, but rather a casual nonchalance about Santa actually being my parents. NBD (No Big Deal), as long as they made with the presents each year! But there was one mystical being with which I couldn’t reconcile, and that was the Tooth Fairy. [ Read More ]

The Realist Guide To Holiday Nutrition

Let’s face it. The holidays are coming, and with them come feelings of joy and merriment, nights spent round the fireplace and tables piled so densely with delicious food that they seem to have their own gravitational pull. [ Read More ]

Magic Time

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I’m no longer twelve. Not by a long shot. My allowance dried up long ago and they don’t even let me off school for two weeks at the end of the year—school’s another thing I’ve outgrown. Sometimes, I miss that kind of magic. [ Read More ]

Let Skating Boys Lie

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Let it be known that I am neither sportsman nor outdoorsman. When it comes to winter pastimes, I have never in my life skied, snow-boarded or snow-shoed, and even after the events shortly following Christmas 2013, I maintain that I have never ice skated. [ Read More ]

Cannibal Pumpkin

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This was some of the Halloween pumpkin aftermath. Pumpkins at our market are not as big but we sure make the most out of it! [ Read More ]

Smiles For All