Category Archives: postaweek2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Once a week, the folks that run WordPress offer a photo challenge.  This week’s theme is “Inside.” Here’s my photo: Top: Garage Sale Goodies for the Grandkids Bottom: Cycling gear for today’s ride

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

Cold, ice floes, no snow. Awaiting summer swimmers. Blog in hibernation this past week; hope to return soon. Happy New Year!

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Swim, Bike, Run: My First Tri

Imagine a beach party with about 2,000 of your new best girl friends. Women of all ages, complete strangers, wishing each other well, high fiving, hugging, and laughing.  Warming up with zumba and yoga, donning colored swim caps according to … Continue reading

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West Side Story & 9/11: Anniversaries

 There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere… In 1961, “West Side Story,” the movie based on the Broadway musical, nabbed 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.     … Continue reading

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Hurricane Handicrafts: Finished Projects 2

Waiting around for a hurricane to hit can be exasperating. Do I bake a cake, knowing the power might go off any second? How many flashlights and candles are enough? How much outdoor furniture should be stored away? How many … Continue reading

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Screaming Ice Creams: Dirty Diaper, Garlic & Blue Cheese

Dirty diaper.  Unless you’re a new parent or a pediatrician, no more description needed. Unless it’s an ice cream flavor. It’s chocolate with chocolate chunks. Like sunscreen and bug repellent, watermelon and iced tea, ice cream screams summer.  The stands … Continue reading

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From Training Wheels to Cleats: My Cycling Evolution

The driver of the small school bus ferrying young campers rolled down her window and yelled, “you’re not supposed to be on the road.” I was biking with my friend Randy one weekday morning through a suburban community in New … Continue reading

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William Sleator: A Tribute to an Oddball

Cloning, genetic engineering, black holes, dystopia. The fodder of science fiction and a few of the many themes writer William Sleator addressed in his 30 novels for adolescents. Sleator, who died August 3 in Thailand, took topics from science and … Continue reading

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Art Heists: Film, Fact, & Fantasy

When I go to an art exhibit, be it small gallery or large museum, I play a game with myself:  I select a painting  I’d like to bring home and imagine where in my house to display my “souvenir.” Of … Continue reading

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Biking & Borscht

Saturday we biked around Sullivan County, New York. We parked at the bucolic Stone Arch Bridge, built by Swiss immigrants in 1880.  In January 1892, the bridge earned the “Hex Murder” moniker when father and son Adam and Joseph Heidt … Continue reading

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