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Here’s what they don’t tell you about blogging: it’s random. Crazy random. Unless you have a missionĀ  – you wish to share model railroad layouts, or describe one cloud shape per day – blogging is ebb and flow. What to say, what to cook – and why? One answer came from What Would Katharine Hepburn [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: 1973

Hard to say what’s best here: those groovy pants, or my sister’s ratty, drooled-on, one-eyed Big Bird? Apologies for my absence. Simmering away and back soon, with more than a few words.

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Bavaria, On Tap

Home exactly one week, and with jet lag behind me (and snow shovel in hand) I can look back now and smile on a glorious time. Vienna was magic, Salzburg was alpine, and Munich – Munich was fascinating, with many faces: historic, kitschy, lively, stony, colorful, both wholly modern and mired in its past. We [...]

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Why does this post merit repeat viewing? First, we’re now fully immersed in fall, and all the red and gold and chilly, early nights send me straight to the soup pot. Next, it’s almost a year since my dad passed away. When a blog-world acquaintance’s father recently died, the generously shared details of her loss [...]

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I will not miss summer, not frizzy hair and heat for one minute – but every leaf fell today, dragon-red streamers in a parade of pouring rain. It was lovely, and made me want to spin each leaf on its stem, examine all the lace veins and every dry serrated edge. Still, it took walking [...]

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