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Spring is starting to Sprout

Winter has been rather mild here in New York. We had a freak snowstorm in late October, but that was about it. I planted a bunch of bulbs in October, almost as soon as they arrived. And I worried about … Continue reading

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The Christmas of the Sick

1981. Toronto. I didn’t get to finish the gingerbread house I was making with my classmates. Why? My entire family had been felled by the flu. All of us. It was a very vomitty Christmas. My mom comes home from … Continue reading

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Oh, Leopold. I miss you so.

Leopold. I adopted Leo when I was 15. My brother had just left for college and I wanted a pet. He was the only kitten left at the ASPCA in Manhattan. We had seen other kittens at other adoption centers, … Continue reading

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While Chris was away . . .

I was at play in the kitchen. I have always wanted to make cinnamon rolls. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, just very time consuming since you have to let the dough rise twice. Whaddya … Continue reading

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Something in my garden bloomed. Goddammit!

I planted these at the end of May and they have finally blossomed. Everything else, aside the Freesia, remained dormant or did nothing at all. But I can grow something from scratch! So there!

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We were in Floridaaaaaahhhhh. . .

We are just back from Florida, where despite the heat and humidity we had a really good time. It helps that Florida understands central air conditioning. We departed from White Plains airport. The airfare, with a connection flight in Atlanta, … Continue reading

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My Demilitarized Zone . . . or lack thereof

The one plant I really wanted in the backyard was a peony plant. The yard could be bald and riddled with weeds as long as I had my peony plant. I didn’t care if it was pink when I really … Continue reading

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