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Cleveland is known all around the country for its tremendous Air Show. Today, Don and I decided to take our bikes and ride to Burke Lakefront Airport to enjoy an afternoon of aviation. Once there, we bumped up our General... Continue »
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Blog: Long Hollow
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I think I'll start with today, a Monday which has redeemed all prior Mondays in my eyes (even though it's not technically part of the weekend) and move backwards for a change. No, I didn't win the lottery or anything. We're still as broke as ever.. monetarily, anyway. And no, I didn't get another Monday off from work. But this... Continue »
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Blog: mosaic road
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I barely got a choice or a chance !! It happened so fast and I was clearly not thinking straight. I now have a third piercing in one ear and so does babydaughter18. It was her idea and I accompanied her lukewarmedly into the salon to just see if they... Continue »
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Blog: InNice
So the time has come to put the final full stop to the Blog on VOX E cosi' e' arrivato il giorno di chiudere il Blog su VOX. It's a sad decision. E' una decisione triste. For many people, Vox meant getting in contact with new friends all over the... Continue »
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Learn about content creation, distribution and monetization strategies at BlogWorld & New Media Expo Oct 14th-16th in Las Vegas—and use our Promo Code SIXAPART20 to receive a 20% discount! Continue »
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I just finished a workout and most of the people on the cardio equipment were totally focused on this news coverage of a hostage somewhere. I choose not to pay attention so I have no idea what's going on. I... Continue »
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Sometimes a day of mostly physical work outdoors can be immensely satisfying. Today was one of those. The dew had dried enough to start mowing by 8 this morning. Buck hefted the heavy container of gas and filled the little... Continue »
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Not So Wordless Wednesday: Training for a Marathon Self Doubt Happiness Excitement Disappointment Confidence Determination Joy I would love to see your Wordless Wednesday. Leave a link in the comments. Continue »
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It was only 3 days ago that I snapped this view. How is it that it feels a month ago? I need to pull that beach zen attitude into this moment... this day. I take a breath, step into the... Continue »
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I love how artist, Kelli Murray, head designer of Jeddiah Clothing, illustrates herself wearing her own LOOKBOOK.nu outfits. How cute (and talented) is she? {Images via Here Comes The Sun by Kelli Murray} Continue »
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Blog: Lilolu
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Right now, I AM... so grateful for the crisp morning air. I'm really looking forward to Autumn. ************ This is part of a series created by Earth Mama. Please feel free to participate and leave a link below. Click the button below for complete details: Continue »
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I'll be frank: Maui was very beautiful, but the trip was very difficult. When Emi wasn't tantruming, she was threatening to fall off every precipice she could get to. She almost cracked her head on the floor of Lahaina Fish Grill because she fell off a stool. I was able... Continue »
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I absolutely love these ripe green striped tomatoes. I believe they are called Green Zebras (I call them tie dyed). They have a natural citrusy flavor that makes them perfect for salsa. I chopped up the green tomatoes and my last red onion from the CSA box and put them... Continue »
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Blog: Belle Blog
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Simple, we love bromeliads. But this one, the Chantinii Bromeliad also called the Amazonian Zebra Plant (see stripes on leaves),is an all time favorite. Makes for a great container plant or stick it right into the earth. Belle says plant this! Continue »
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Blog: PETRONA
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Midnight Cab By James W. Nichol (Canongate 2005, first published in Canada 2002). Walker Deveraux is a nineteen-year old man, about to leave his mother, father and six sisters and their house in the small town of Big River, Thunder Bay for an independent life in the big city – Toronto. Walker hasn’t told his parents of his true intention, however, which is to try to find his biological parents. Walker’s first memory is from when he was three years old. He recalls his mother bending down to him and telling him to hold on to a fence, and not let go. She vanished. Some time later, a passing motorist discovered the boy, all alone, gripping the fence by the side of the road. After living in many foster homes, the Canadian authorities eventually found a family to adopt him, whom Walker has grown to love. But he is desperate to find his birth parents, and to learn why he was abandoned. After calling in to the local social services department, where he’s given his file which contains only the most meagre information, he arrives in Toronto. He finds a small room to rent and starts looking for a job.... Continue »
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I know, it sounds like a punch line to a great joke... But, it's TRUE! ;-D An Era came to an end this morning, and even if those years of effort are little noted, nor long remembered, by the Bike... Continue »
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This was a pleasantly weird surprise. The roasted apples, beets and fennel in a honey dijon dressing was a delicious concoction. The nights are already getting cooler here so a warm side dish from the oven appealed to me. This meal used red onions, beets and fennel from the CSA... Continue »
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Autumn by Juliette Crane "Tang of fruitage in the air; Red boughs bursting everywhere; Shimmering of seeded grass; Hooded gentians all a'mass. Warmth of earth, and cloudless wind Tearing off the husky rind, Blowing feathered seeds to fall By the sun-baked, sheltering wall. Beech trees in a golden haze; Hardy sumachs all ablaze, Glowing through the silver birches. How that pine tree shouts and lurches! From the sunny door-jamb high, Swings the shell of a butterfly. Scrape of insect violins Through the stubble shrilly dins. Every blade's a minaret Where a small muezzin's set, Loudly calling us to pray At... Continue »