Filling The Tank

Sweet. It’s Valentine’s Day, and as of this moment I have yet to purchase something special for my love. There’s an excellent excuse for that, however; “receiving gifts” (and therefore thinking of buying them for other people) is not my primary “love language.” Years ago, when my two oldest children were tiny creatures and not…
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House Party

While the hubbub surrounding infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was dominating the mental space of some individuals last week, our household was focused on something entirely different: Girls, girls, girls. Three lovely young women, to be exact–one of whom happened to be our daughter. She had completed the four week “J-term” of her first college year…
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Dining At The Trough

The Scandinavians call them smorgasbords. Methodists refer to them as potlucks. But “buffet” is the word Americans commonly use to describe an expansive spread of food featuring a variety of options, from salads to cheeses to meats, breads, potatoes, desserts and more. Commonly, a bountiful display of edibles is viewed positively by those with hearty…
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Cozy And On Trend

On Tuesday, as the temperature declined, winds ramped up and snow came down, was there really any better place to be than indoors? Not in my book. Eager-beaver snow boarders, cross country or downhill skiers, ice fishermen and snowmobilers may disagree, but when the frozen precipitation is blowing horizontally and the wind chill is in…
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A Post-Holiday Poem

‘Twas the week after Christmas and all through the town, the weather was weird and the mood, a bit down; The presents were opened, the lights were still hung; but candles had dwindled and carols? All sung. New Year’s Eve, yes, but beyond the glitz loomed– a full month of  work and school; heck, we…
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