Monthly Archives: June 2011


I suppose everyone has experienced one of those moments when they were thinking about someone just as the phone rang and that very person was  on the line. That’s a common occurrance I’ll bet.    I know it happens to me … Continue reading

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Most Scandanavians, particularly those who grow up in the upper mid-west, are Lutherans through and through.  It’s born and bred and a part of the gene pool, just something “we are” like having a sing-songy accent and Nordic features and … Continue reading

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I’ve never learned the lesson of moderation in spite of the fact that I often quote and profess to the philosophy which espouses the “Buddha’s Noble Middle Path”.  Somehow it’s just not in my gene pool.  I tend to embrace … Continue reading

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I promised myself that the priority at the moment is INSIDE and I dare not get too worked up about peonies and tiger lilies for now, but one can unpack and repack boxes for just so long until a kind … Continue reading

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If you watch Top Chef on Bravo you will know what I’m talking about.  Robert often declares “Quick Fire!” when he rustles together an exceptional meal with throw-together-from-the-refrigerator and use-up-all-the-leftovers while he is constructing a sensational gourmet meal. I feel … Continue reading

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Well, not really.  But it was our first experience with the Big Weather.  We had just spent an hour or so, sitting outside by the pond with a glass of wine (or so) enjoying the warmth and sun of the … Continue reading

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