Author - Dan

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Big Bang for 6 Bucks

John recently described the Elephant Ears plant in our garden as “the biggest bang for six bucks this summer.” John grew the Elephant Ears from a big root the size of a baseball. He...

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Will x 6

Will invited us to his 6th birthday party at “Granny’s Beach House” on Cape Cod. Two days before the party we still didn’t have an idea for a present. By our estimation, Will had...

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An English Summer Detour

We took a detour while driving home on Monday after a week’s stay in New Hampshire. John suggested we get off the interstate highway and take a more scenic route across southern Vermont...

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No Stone Unturned

We hadn’t planned to have a sofa-sized stone in the back yard, but a couple of surplus rocks presented us with a big design opportunity. As the landscapers worked through the huge piles...

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Island Adventures

In order to join John in New Hampshire the other weekend, Jack and I spent nearly 5 hours together on the road. It seemed like a lot of travel time for what would be a short visit. Once we...

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Bridging the Gap

We were very excited the day the stone stairway leading to the top of our little hill was finished. We couldn’t wait for the workmen to leave, so we could take an inaugural climb by...

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The Birthday Clown

We are joining in a neighborhood Garage Sale this weekend. So far, seven households are participating. In preparation, John and I have been sorting through bins and boxes in the basement...

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Birthday Animals

I believe everyone should enjoy their birthday month, and not just the day (personally, I find it impossible to fit all necessary celebrations of myself into 24 hours). So, even though...

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Back To Pilates

Although John’s attendance has tapered off, I have tried to keep up with the weekly Pilates class. My diligence was rewarded with my photo being chosen for the cover of the class schedule...

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Inspired Color

The color of our kitchen cabinetry sometimes seems to be a soft and mellow yellow. John calls it ‘primrose.’ However, depending on the lighting and time of day, and perhaps your mood...