Author - Dan

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Travelin’ Jack

I drove 90 minutes today to Bethlehem, PA where I spent a few hours consulting on a design project, and then I drove 90 minutes back home. John suggested I bring Jack with me for the ride...

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Shandaken Cabin

It’s 48 degrees outside tonight, but cozy inside our cabin alongside the Esopus Creek in Shandaken, NY. The nighttime chill prompted John to make a log fire. The log fire prompted Jack...

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Table For Seven?

The contractors had cleared the breezeway floor of all construction materials before the weekend — except for a pair of saw horses and stack of 2×4‘s ready to be cut. We were...

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Breakfast Surprise

With 17 years of experience, I felt I could confidently predict what John would order for breakfast. Poached eggs with bacon, potatoes, toast, coffee, and a glass of water. But to my...

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On The Porch

To finish our session on the front porch, John prepared a fresh, healthy, and sweet dessert: sliced mango with yogurt and honey. We had intended to have a drink on the porch before cooking...

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A Walk In The Park

I was sitting in the chair at the dentist’s office today and staring at the light fixture overhead. It looked like the same ominous lamp I’ve seen in every dentist’s office I’ve...

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Seventeens

John and I like making one of a kind gifts to give to friends on birthdays or other occasions. Even if it is just a card, I think people appreciate our taking the time to make something...

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Go Yankees!

John and I typically don’t have much to do with sports. I remember the look on my cousin Frank’s face when he was at our house and wanted to watch a football game or something, and...