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    Blogging since December 2005


    flat tires and tamales

    by  • September 4, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I drove to church in the rain this morning. Somehow the weather reads the calendar: as soon as September comes there is a marked change. Of course, this year even August cooled off, but we have always been able to count on Labor Day Weekend giving us tangible proof of the end of summer...

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    rubber road to nowhere

    by  • August 31, 2006 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Today marks a week since I joined the gym. When it comes to exercise, I can think of at least fourteen other things I would rather do than walk or run or do sit-ups. But I am about three and a half months away from my completing my fiftieth year on the planet and...

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    shopping carts and skinned knees

    by  • August 31, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Wednesday is my early release day at work, which means I got to listen to All Things Considered on the way home rather than listening to the Red Sox lose another game on their West Coast slide. They were just beginning a story on Grocery Cart TV. Seriously. Wal Mart (of course) and a...

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    going bananas

    by  • August 30, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I came up to write this evening without much on my mind. Today has been another cool, rainy, and gray day (in August!) and I felt on the inside much like the weather felt on the inside. So I began clicking on some of the news links in the sidebar to see if I...

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    some dreams

    by  • August 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Ginger and I spent the afternoon at the Marshfield Fair yesterday. For over a hundred and fifty years, Marshfield has been the town on the South Shore that hosts a fair with everything from lambs to lionhead bunnies and ferris wheels to fried dough. Something about the fair makes me hungry. My afternoon could...

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    breaking the code

    by  • August 28, 2006 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    The blog is taking on a new look because it was the only way I could figure out to deal with the disappearance of the sidebar on the other template. As much as I like blogging, that sentence is so boring it makes my teeth hurt. I know way more about HTML code than...

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    feeding friendships

    by  • August 25, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Last night was my one night this week to not be working in my restaurant, so Ginger and I went to eat in someone else’s place. We got a call a couple of weeks ago from friends in Winchester who wanted to get together for a meal. It’s Restaurant Week in Boston, which means...

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    it was a dark and stormy night

    by  • August 24, 2006 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    One of the biggest hurdles to clear as a writer is the first sentence. You want to grab the attention of your reader and pull them into your story. One of the first authors I remember as a kid — Snoopy — began his work with, “It was a dark and stormy night.” That...

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    big change

    by  • August 23, 2006 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Ginger goes back to work today. Her sabbatical and vacation have ended and she is getting ready to go to her office at the church. She woke up early and has been a bundle of activity all morning: she took Gracie to the beach for a walk and a prayer, washed her car and...

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