Author - John

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Traveling Light

Siohban and Saoirse are finally traveling light. This evening we took them to Long Wharf in Boston where they boarded the fast ferry to Provincetown with little more than a backpack apiece...

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Roadtrippers

We were very tempted to stay in Stone Harbor a second night especially as Saoirse was having so much fun with all the other kids there. But, we had a hound to get home to, and an 8:30am...

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Breakthrough

There’s nothing like a breakthrough to make you feel good. This week the construction team cut an opening in our basement wall. They did it by removing an existing window and cutting...

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Jack’s New Tub

Jack’s got a new bath tub. When our plumbers relocated our laundry area in the basement they put in a new sink. It’s the perfect size, depth and height for washing Jack. Our...

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Free Of Corn Syrup

Siobhan has been scrutinizing the labels on our pots of jams and preserves. She is in search of corn syrup. Fortunately she didn’t find any. That’s because I too am always on...

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Le Kitchenette

I explained to Siohban some weeks ago that our house project is not as far along as we expected it to be when they made their travel plans. When we arrived outside our house last night...

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Purslane

Today’s bounty from the allotment consisted of tomatoes, green pepper, basil and purslane. Until a few weeks ago I had not heard of purslane.  I was helping our friend Miko load...

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10-Year Bar

Nobody ever wants a U.S. official to write 9B2 in their passport.  Nine years ago today a Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in London wrote this in my passport when I went to get a visa...

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Recharge

It was a perfect summer’s day here yesterday.  The temperature was in the 70s and there was a gentle breeze blowing throughout the day. We finally took time to relax after a couple...

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Fabulous Fifties

Mary would fit right in in England. She doesn’t let a little bit of rain bother her.   She had selected a cocktail venue with the hope that it would be a beautiful summer’s...