Author - Dan

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Kitchen Miscellaneous

On Friday John and I collected bins filled with our kitchen stuff from a neighbor’s basement. Our pots, pans, utensils, glassware, etc. have all been in storage since our old kitchen was...

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Passing Storm

The weather forecast for the weekend was bleak. The newscasters were promoting a huge winter storm with heavy snowfall, high winds (up to 60 mph), and downed power lines — again. So...

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For A Valentine

John and I recently caught up with Nicole at a cafe in the East Village. She is back at NYU after school break. We gave her a bracelet that was intended as a Christmas gift, but since we...

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Kitchen’s Open

John made a final visit to our charming kitchenette on Monday… before it was dismantled. Everything is gone now, including the kitchen sink. We can no longer see into the basement...

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Big Box

“I can’t believe it’s finally here!” our friend Will exclaimed when he ran into his house after school. A new refrigerator had arrived. Will’s parents could not be at home today...

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Alfred

When Jack was barking at 8:00 AM yesterday morning my first thought was that the contractors were here; but it was Sunday. Then John reminded me that our friend Ming had promised to push a...

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New Year Intentions

Reading the previous posting (Kitchenette Countdown), you might think we had exhausted all the ways to cook an egg in 2012. But before the year was out, John squeezed in another egg...

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Christmas Stories

Kids seem to hold a special key that unlocks the spirit of the holidays for the rest of us. It is no surprise that some of my favorite holiday highlights this year were inspired by a 5-year...

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Ten Years Later

Postponing our big Open House did not stop us from celebrating 10 years in our house. We distilled our guest list to Harriet in the afternoon and a few neighbors in the evening. Harriet...