Monthly Archives: July 2011

On neighbors

When I was a kid, we only infrequently visited neighbors, but my parents did spend quite a bit of time on the front porch during the summer, idly watching kids playing in the street or visiting with whomever might wander … Continue reading

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Making art, gorilla girl style

Gorilla Girl has been making new pictures lately, as an addition to her budding work in photography.  She draws animals, people, g00-goos, houses, boats, cars, trains, designs and decorations.  She sketches flowers and mermaids, family and friends.  Most importantly, she … Continue reading

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Dear diary: confessions of an Eighties teenager

My high school best friend just discovered she kept a diary during two years of our high school time. My friend’s mom found the diary in her attic recently. We had dinner the other night and she pulled out the … Continue reading

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We all scream for ice cream

When we moved to Three Oaks, there were three ice cream shops in town, and then this summer, we discovered that all three had closed. Perhaps I knew it was coming, because I’d been on an ice cream making kick … Continue reading

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Biking’s evil twin

As much as biking is work for me, it beats spinning by miles. I admit that at the start of the summer, I was so out of shape that I joined the YMCA in order to whip myself into some … Continue reading

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On biking

It’s been about a month, and I’ve only run six times that I can recall.  During the winter, I was thrilled to be running, but injuries have forced me to switch to plan B — biking. Unlike running, biking takes … Continue reading

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Summer movies, adoption style

We took Monkey Man and Gorilla Girl to see Kung Fu Panda 2 over the Memorial Day weekend.  Monkey Man has been obsessed with Kung Fu Panda, and our whole family knows the story. The first time I watched the … Continue reading

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