Category Archives: collecting

Holland, Michigan: beaching, biking, and melting (down)

Now that August is here and our thoughts are turning to the inevitable return to school and work, I am hitting my summer stride, finally. Who knew it would take so long? Maybe the mini-vacation to Holland, Michigan helped in … Continue reading

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The eye of the beholder

We spent the weekend with Ed’s family at our house in Michigan.  It was beautiful not only because the evidence of spring was in our bones, but also because Ed’s mom, Joyce, seemed happy and content to be surrounded by … Continue reading

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A healthy blog: 2010 in review

Imagine my surprise — the WordPress people tell me I have a “healthy” blog! I guess in order to keep it healthy and to keep myself mentally stable, I should keep posting in the New Year, not that I had … Continue reading

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I saw a mouse late last night in my house. It could be the colder temperatures driving them into seek shelter.  It could also be the lure of neatly stashed food, under the futon against the wall, stored by M, … Continue reading

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