Author - John

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Pink Martini Tickets

Months ago we learned that the band Pink Martini would be playing with the New York Pops in December. Our friend Cenovia, who is concertmaster with the Pops, knew this would be of interest...

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Priority List

We finally hit ‘send’ yesterday on an email we’ve been wanting to send for weeks. It went to friends and neighbours inviting them to an Open House on December 16th. The...

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The Beard

I didn’t set out to grow a beard. It started unintentionally — and then it grew on me. My shaving habit disappeared several weeks ago along with my daily work routine. I figured...

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Thanksgiving 2012

If we had to, I am sure Dan and I could cook a Thanksgiving meal in our kitchenette. Fortunately we don’t have to; some friends down the street have invited us to join them. There...

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Radish Rave

When I visited the allotment today I was expecting the radish crop would be finished. I was pleased to find this isn’t the case. The radishes are still good, despite the temperature...

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Peanut Gallery

Ten years ago I could count on one finger the number of live classical music performances I had attended in my life. Sad, but true. Now I would need many hands to count them all. What...

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Selection Day

Jack and I accompanied Dan to the polling station today so that Dan could cast his vote for President of the United States. As it was a nice day we walked into town. Our route took us via a...