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Spontaneous Ice Rink!?

2 months ago

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Photo: That’s Ursa Minor, gearing up to skate on my driveway while waiting for the bus.   All the weatherfolk in Massachusetts got the forecast wrong yesterday. Well… I should say, they got it wrong for my town. Something something high-pressure cold air dam. Something something Canadian arctic air spilling down through Maine and New Hampshire…

Seven Hurts My Feelings

2 months ago

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Photo: Welp. What can I say? He’s seven. He’s practically glowing with his brilliance and his beauty. And I? I can’t help but be a little heartbroken.   All the other birthdays have felt like hard won victories. Congratulations! You survived another year! Sleepless nights, diapers, sickness, tantrums… Every single year was a glorious, yet…

[Quiet Thoughts] Practice and Preach

2 months ago

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Photo: I’ve been exploring vegetarian cuisine in both my own cooking and also at local restaurants. This is split pea soup with toasted sourdough croutons. I’m trying to figure out what I can absorb into my family’s regular diet. I’m also curious to know what all the fuss is about. I have very thoughtful, lovely…