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Surcee

We first encountered “surcee” in the lyrics of a song. John and I saw a City Center Encores production of “Where’s Charley?” in 2011. We didn’t understand what the actors were...

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Beans Are Up

Exciting things are happening down at our allotment. Last week I planted pole bean seeds, and within seven days young plants were emerging from the earth. I haven’t grown anything...

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Alone In The House

Sometimes I get a quick dinner in the cafeteria before the ballet. It’s not as fancy as upstairs in the Metropolitan Opera House, but it is very convenient and reasonably priced. A...

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The Leaf

Dan and I attended an assembly this morning at Passaic High School in New Jersey. It wasn’t your typical assembly, and it was very different from any I attended at school. A new play...

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Duct Tape

We had just ordered a window and were exiting the hardware store yesterday when a colorful and wildly patterned display of duct tapes caught our attention. John and I both agreed on the...

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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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Roof!

The day started without any shingles on the new roofs. By evening cocktails, our roofs were completely shingled. What a difference a day makes. It made us feel like celebrating. It was past...

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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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Helpful Neighbors

It seems the whole neighborhood helped me to have a good day. First of all, Deb made it easy for me to make plans for the day by offering to take Jack out for an afternoon walk. I was able...

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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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