Author - Dan

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Wordplay

We often return from England with dish soap in our luggage.  I wonder if US Customs has a file on me and knows how many gallons of Fairy Liquid I have brought into the country over the...

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Many Happy Returns

John and I made an unplanned return trip to the site of Saturday night’s party.  One of us left a bag behind — with a passport in it.  Either one of us could have done it. ...

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Cartoon Life

John and I felt very welcome as soon as we walked in because our hosts Finley (right) and Elliott (left) had personalized our room with artwork on the door. While we were staying at...

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Lorna Doone

Whenever we go to England, people ask us “How was London?”  We typically don’t go to London.  As with this trip, we visit friends and John’s family near the city of Bristol, a...

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Car Wash

I vaguely remember having a lemonade stand once when I was a kid.  It was not a great success since the street I lived on was not a very busy one.  However, I have many memories of...

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The Filling Station

When it’s too hot to cook in the kitchen (or in our case, when you don’t have a kitchen and it’s too hot to cook in the kitchenette) there is nothing more satisfying than driving to...

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Window Bay

After the last of the old windows were removed from the back of our house, John was keen to experience the feeling of the original open porch. We have only known this little room that we...

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Independence Day

When John sports a neckerchief, it is a sure sign we are going to have a fun summer’s day excursion.  We didn’t have a specific plan, but had agreed to a framework the night before:...

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Lively Chairs

We like our dining room chairs.  Even Jack seems to appreciate the design of the chair — the gently splayed back leg, the upturned ear of the backrest. Of the set of six chairs...