Author - John

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Turkeys Galore

One morning last year when I left the house for work I encountered a turkey on the steps to our front porch. A real, live, wild turkey. This wasn’t my first encounter. Dan and I had...

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Getaway Wishlist

In the lead up to our getaway weekend Dan and I made a list of things we would like to do while away. It included such things as read, picnic, sleep a lot, log fires, walk and hike with...

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Catskills Getaway

This morning we headed to The Catskills. Jack loves a road trip and was keen to see where we were going. We have rented a place based on the following criteria for our weekend getaway: a...

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Pringle Free Diet

Reading Dan’s posting about my breakfast and our interest in eating healthier foods makes me realise just how much our diet has changed in the past 12 months. We have transitioned...

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Community Garden

I’ve been busy at my allotment the past couple of evenings preparing for fall planting. Overall I am pleased with the steady supply of homegrown summer vegetables my little patch...

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Escapades With Miko

When I saw Miko walking up our street this evening I waved and said hi. She smiled and told me that Suzanne had asked her to pen the hens up. She finished the sentence with one of her...

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Wired And Framed

Things are moving along on the house project. Last week the very last, and smallest, window went in. Yesterday our town’s electrical inspector approved the rough electrical wiring...

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Travel Highlights

I arrived at JFK airport at 7:00 am this morning having taken a red-eye flight from Los Angeles. I love to travel, but visiting three cities in three days for work is not fun. Besides, I...

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Far Away Friends

Siobhan and Saoirse’s visit concluded on Saturday evening with a picnic in Central Park. Our neighbour Suzanne organized it, bringing together friends and family. Some were visiting...

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Coming Out

When I met Siobhan at a dance class in Bristol more than 20 years ago I could never have imagined that one day she would be riding with me to work on a NYC subway train. Siobhan and Saoirse...