Category - For the Joy of It

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...