Monthly Archives: September 2013

Chocolate! How Far will you Go?

I had to replenish our chocolate supply. Down to just a few chocolate covered almonds and espresso beans, it was time to restock. We’d converted to dark chocolate ages ago, given reports that it—like drinking red wine— promotes good heart … Continue reading

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Big Fish: Big Show! Dream Bigger!

A mermaid, a witch, a giant.  Dancing elephants and a human cannonball. The stuff of fantasy tales.  A traveling salesman from a small town in Alabama who tells his son crazy stories. The son who doesn’t know what’s real or … Continue reading

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Apples! Think Different!

It’s apple season. Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Braeburn, Empire, Winesap and more.  Something to suit every preference: sweet to sour, soft to hard.  I like mine crispy and crunchy. I’ll grab a few apples when I head … Continue reading

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Knitting Away the Stress: Not for Women Only

I’ve joined a small group, about six women, who get together to knit, usually on Monday afternoons. Early in the morning, someone will dash off an email offering to host and the others chime in who can come, who can’t. … Continue reading

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Dazzling Blue & Tangerine Tango

It’s that time when the  folks at Pantone decide what the new hit color will be for the following year, sending designers to their drawing boards, retailers to restock  shelves and consumers to toss anything not in the new hue. … Continue reading

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Three Days, Three Books!

I love it when I can’t put a book down. I read three books that were like that. First, The Golden Child by Abigail  Tarttelin.    Max Walker  was born a hermaphrodite and raised as a boy. His lawyer parents … Continue reading

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