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Late in the afternoon on Election Day in 2016 I heard yelling outside my apartment and looked out the window to see a man in a pickup truck draped with a Trump flag harassing a Black woman as she crossed the intersection. The world I’d hoped we entered when Barack... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2020 at the road less traveled
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This election feels so important—the most important election of our lifetime, they say, with democracy and the character of the nation hanging in the balance—but the truth is, every year when you take the time to cast a ballot, you do your part to preserve our democracy by tending it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at the road less traveled
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The days are getting colder and the nights longer, as one would expect this time of year, but really, in 2020 I'm not convinced it's still reasonable to expect the things one would expect at any given time in a normal year. Somehow, even though it seems like approximately 400... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at the road less traveled
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Our travel plans for the rest of this year have been scuttled and our field trips remain close-to-home, mostly outdoors, and as far as possible from other people. Montreal in October was cancelled before our plans even took shape; trips to the zoo are by reservation only; the science museum... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at the road less traveled
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George and I both spend our childhood living in small towns surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty but have spent most of our adulthood living in cities. The draw to living in a city is the convenience: easy access to anything you could possibly need by public transit or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at the road less traveled
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Like almost everyone, it seems, I spent much of the summer longing for the good old days of, well, more or less any time before March. This naturally led to spending what was probably far too much time looking at old pictures and reminiscing about a time when we hadn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at the road less traveled
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Voting, in our house, is always a family affair. The November after we moved into our first apartment together, George and I went to the polls together before work, driving in the dim early morning and grabbing a couple coffees on the way. That night after dinner, we ran into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at the road less traveled
I was scrolling through your school page up there^ and saw a picture of this little girl. I am pretty sure we have the same cat (except ours is male and we are on the East Coast and I think he might be a little older but not much).:)
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2020 on * Meet Agatha * at Posie Gets Cozy
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We rose with the sun on our first morning on the island and discovered it had rained overnight. Every morning we awoke to rain or just-having-rained, and feared our plans for the day might be washed out. It wasn't until midway through the week that we realized it rained every... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at the road less traveled
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One year ago today we woke up before dawn to go to the airport, where we caught a 6:30 flight that was the first leg of our journey to Hawai'i. It was just after lunchtime when we arrived in Kona, but we had spent the better part of thirteen hours... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at the road less traveled
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Like almost everyone, it seems, I spent much of the summer longing for the good old days of, well, more or less any time before March. This naturally led to spending what was probably far too much time looking at old pictures and reminiscing about a time when we hadn't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at the road less traveled
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Julia went to bed excited the night before the first day of school, not because she was looking forward to learning about Ancient Greece or the scientific method but because on this first day of school she would at last be a middle schooler. I'm not so old that I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at the road less traveled
It's been a long time (again), hasn't it? These last few months have brought utter chaos. (Chaos seems to love me. The feeling is most definitely not mutual.) Over the last week, we are finally catching our breath. So what's been happening? Our planned move back to New England fell... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at blah
Oh, Heather - How generous! If I didn't miss the boat (just catching up on the week's blog reading), I would *love* to be entered for the History of US set. xomeg
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2016 on Homeschool Gear (for you!) at beauty that moves
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Yes! You've summed up April perfectly... xo
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2016 on Entirely Worth It at beauty that moves
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Agreed! House-hunting is so much fun. House-selling...with two children who are big enough to make big messes (last time we sold a house Asher wasn't even mobile and all Julia's possessions fit into a chest in our living room!)...not so much fun at all. That said: My house is never as clean as it is when we are trying to sell it. So it's nice to walk into a tidy home every time we go out. :) xo
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2016 on march, still at blah
Thank you, Shel! Good energy is greatly appreciated. We've never sold-and-bought at the same time before (the last few times we moved we were either selling to move into a rental or moving out of a rental into a home we were buying) so it's a little anxiety-inducing, worrying about the timing of everything. Looking forward maybe to seeing more of you at homeschooling things when we get there. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2016 on march, still at blah
February's photos were, until yesterday, (mostly) still on my memory card, although I did sit down at one point and start to write here. I got as far as the title before being drawn away. And now I don't know where March has gone, but the calendar says April will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at blah
I cannot wait until we move & can buy some pottery...we need a honey pot... :)
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As I write this, all the earth is not dressed in white. In fact, in our part of the world temperatures have been well above freezing all week and there is no white to be seen anywhere. January couldn't decide what it wanted to do, with whiteout lake-effect snow followed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at blah
Oh, I *loved* The Light Between Oceans. I do hope you like it better the second time around. xo
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2016 on Little Friend Susan at SouleMama
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There's a great deal of making—and planning for making—happening here these days. Maybe it's the cold weather? I like getting out in it, but there is a lot to be said for curling up in a chair with a blanket and a bunch of wool on a cold, snowy day.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at blah
It seems Mother Nature finally got word that it is winter in Buffalo. The last couple days have been sunny and cold, perfect for playing outside. Today, by contrast, is overcast and gloomy, which always makes it seem colder: the sort of day when we're very glad we have nowhere... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at blah
I don't know...learning to love sleeves seems like a pretty tall order. I may be able to learn to tolerate them, though. :) xo
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2016 on in progress :: 2 | 52 at blah