The Wedding

My daughter – my only child – was married last weekend.It was a symbol of Ness’ independence that she choose to walk up the aisle alone.  No one could give her away; she wasn’t owned by her father or me; and she’s not going to be owned by her now-husband, either.It was a joyous occasion.  …

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Going To Ridiculous Lengths to Increase Web Traffic

Don here.I will be guest blogging for Diane during her surgery and early recovery.  She has alerted her friends and family to this fact, and as such, the circulation of this blog will expand to record numbers.She is such an attention hog.Anyway, if you bookmark this site you won’t miss one gory detail of the …

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From the Front

I’m writing this from Virginia.  I worked from this identical spot on the loveseat in the living room overlooking the water nearly two years ago, when I was here with my Mom for her final journey.  Now I’m here for a very different reason – campaigning for Obama.I arrived in Virginia late Thursday night from …

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With an acknowledgment that I’m far from the world’s best gardener (okay, I admit it, I’m not even a competent gardener – that’s a shout-out to Lynette), I do alright with houseplants.Our home has a room off the great room that we refer to as the sunroom. It’s not really a sunroom in the classic …

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Old Friends

Okay, so we’re not yet 70, and we’re not men, but my long weekend a couple of weeks ago conjured up, for me, memories of Simon & Garfunkel’s Old Friends.Four of us, hailing from the west coast, the midwest, the east coast, and rural Ontario, converged in Philadelphia for several days of sightseeing and catching up. …

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