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Full of Beans…

I got the coolest birthday present from my parents:  5 varieties of heirloom beans from Ranch Gordo, as well as a canvas bag (good for my knitting) and a cookbook. Although I loooooove beans, I had never heard of Rancho … Continue reading

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Another Nordic Crime Writer…

Anne Holt-an award-winning Norwegian crime writer and lawyer who also served as Minister of Justice. I discovered her through a list of the “Best Murder Mysteries of 2012,” which recommended 1222, starring police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen, nominated that year for … Continue reading

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We Believe in Jamie

That would be Jamie Oliver, author of cookbooks, school-lunch revolutionary, TedTalk giver, chef, restaurant-owner, husband & dad: Sure, he likes anchovies more than we do, but in general every recipe we’ve tried has been delicious. We were a little worried … Continue reading

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Welcome 2016

  After a busy and happy Christmas with ten adults and eight children plus visits from friends with their families, we are back home and ready to start 2016. Our New Year’s Eve celebration was a good night’s sleep. I … Continue reading

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After a Long Silence…

Well, all those questions from my last post remain unanswered, because in the intervening months we packed up, picked up, and moved from Sugar Land, Tx to Blacksburg, Va. more on that later Now the kids are back to school, Tim … Continue reading

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What’s the Opposite of Cyber Monday?

Is it “Make-it-Yourself Friday?” I’m not against online shopping…as a matter of fact I’m an avid fan of e-books and watch-on-demand movies and Amazon Prime (where you get a dollar credit if you don’t need the free 2-day shipping). However, as a … Continue reading

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“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago” Friedrich Nietzsche

T=Tired This is the fourth and final entry in the series Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. This is a personal challenge for me. In my sophomore year of college, I got up before dawn to cox the crew team. Then I … Continue reading

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