Author - Dan

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Moving Chairs

We think the four vintage office chairs around our kitchen table are great. And we think it’s fun that one of them is green. The chairs are comfortable, colorful, and have a cool machine...

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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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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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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...