Author - John

spicy-moroccan

A Spicy Moroccan

Dan and I enjoyed celebrating the finished roofs yesterday evening at our camp. We stayed outside until it was dark. As daylight faded Dan spotted the first lightning bug of the...

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House Search

While filing some papers away today I came across the sales particulars from the purchase of our house, and I recalled our experience buying it nearly ten years ago. Having decided to move...

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Measuring Up

There’s been a lot of measuring going on around here lately. We have tape measures dotted around the house and can usually lay our hands on one pretty quickly. If none can be found, we...

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Moroccan Mint Tea

Almost everyone I encounter at the allotment points out that I have a lot of mint… and they think it will take over my plot. I think I have the situation under control. I pull up a...

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Leafsnap

Our friends have helped us identify the tree across the road – the one that was dropping the beautiful flowers. It’s a tulip tree. Our friend Iris was visiting with her friend...

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Strawberries

When I was a boy I had my own vegetable patch. I became interested in growing strawberries when someone gave me some old plants they had dug up. My grandmother intervened and provided me...

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Watt Watcher

Memorial Day Weekend is said to be the start of summer, but it doesn’t always feel like it. This year it does. When we crossed the George Washington Bridge this morning, the display...

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Go With The Flow

When I started taking Pilates classes a year ago I didn’t imagine I would one day be participating in a photo shoot for Alvin Ailey. Okay, for The Ailey Extension. That’s what...

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Temporary Exhibit

Yesterday another temporary wall was erected in our house. This one divides the dining room in two. We live on one side, and the builders go about construction on the other side...