Monthly Archives: July 2013

summer chores

The garden is yielding tomatoes and this year we’re trying something new for us. We’re roasting some. I’m not going to tell you how to go about preparing these for processing because there are already a thousand sites devoted to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world of collecting.

It’s early (for me) on a cool, crisp beautiful Sunday morning. The sun is trying and succeeding at peeking through the trees surrounding our porch. My wife, Susie, is sleeping in but I don’t know how since our dog, Poco, … Continue reading

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Something different.

]We have a plum tree in our yard that is around 10 years old. I can’t say exactly because I don’t remember when I planted it and obviously I didn’t record the date of the planting although now that it’s … Continue reading

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I know a bargain when I see one.

So, if you’re a large retail outfit and you have an item that isn’t moving, what do you do?? Why, you mark it down, of course. I imagine these were flying off the shelves after this masterful marketing move. A … Continue reading

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And now comes the hard part.

For those of you who were not aware, I have been in the hospital since last tuesday awaiting surgery on my gallbladder but because I am on a bloodthinner due to my atrial fibrillation issues, I had to wait several … Continue reading

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Signs of impending old age – #34

My last column in June turned out to be a struggle for me to write. Most of the time, the nonsense seems to just flow from my psyche but for some reason, this one did not. It seemed jerky and … Continue reading

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The things I learn – #231.

This morning at breakfast, I learned, after 49 years, that my wife, Susie does not like the word ‘sop’ as in “Would you like a piece of toast to sop up that egg yellow?” After 49 years, she tells me … Continue reading

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