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The Spiralizer

On a friend’s Facebook page the other day I saw wonderful things she was doing with a machine called the Spiralizer. The recipes that accompanied her posting looked amazing — long strands of beets,...

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Child at Heart

  The other day I connected with a friend I hadn’t seen in several years.  I had forgotten his ways and was totally taken aback by his exuberance.  By nature he’s an extrovert with...

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Cowboy Funeral

An old cowboy friend died two weeks ago. He was a gracious, non-egotistical man and he let me ride one of his horses a few times, which stands him in particularly good stead in...

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Fences

My house is in a semi rural area and many of us seem to have some sort of fence. I have field fencing — constructed of wire squares, strung tightly to wooden posts every...

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Mister

We used to have a lot of Misters in our lives, years ago.  And it wasn’t just us children who referred to them as such, so did our parents.  There was Mr Welnetz, who...

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Waitts Lake

There is an elderly couple who lives up the street and walks past my house each morning.  Their pace is relatively snail-like but I love seeing them out getting daily exercise together.  She always...

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DNA Cousins

I am a participant in National Geographic’s Genographic Project, an ongoing study which is collecting samples of DNA worldwide.  National Geographic shares the results of the study with Ancestry.com, and is compiling a huge...

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Deer on the Offensive

Last week there was an attack deer in my back yard.  Apparently she had not read Chapter Four, Section Seven of the Bambi Manual which states, “Thou shalt not run at and try to...

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Your Previous Occupation, Ma’am?

Sometimes when I visit my husband’s mother at her Memory Care facility, she’s in one of the common rooms instead of her bedroom.  I kind of like it when that happens because she has...

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Support

Another cool thing from my day at the Oregon Trail National Interpretive Center:  Later that morning, I stood with the grandmother who had packed the miniature prairie schooner with me, looking at some pretty...

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