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Happy Thanksgiving…

…from the happiest – or, certainly the most crowded – place on earth. For only the second time in adult memory, we broke the rules. We grabbed my Mom, hopped a plane, headed south and spent a vaguely magical, turkey-free Thanksgiving with the Mouse. Uncle Walt must think I’m not getting enough magic, because my [...]

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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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Oh sure, you’re thinking, sure. Radio silence for a week, and then just ten words? Well, yes. But they are a juicy ten. You may recall that we just came down from Lake Superior country, and up there, everywhere, blueberries. Wild blueberries from green brush, tumbling down from Canada, blueberries not from the store, little [...]

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North Woods Postcard: S’More, Please

Greetings from the north! There’s a wonderful Tell Simmer coming up tomorrow, and special guest posts after that – but first, a quick flaming postcard from the lake. We’re enjoying marvelous days of sunny breezes, cold waves and hearty, hike-inducing meals. And because the lodge dining room’s Swedish meatballs, house-cured gravlax and wild blueberry desserts [...]

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Gardens, Lakes, and Link Love

If you’ve ever read this post – the one about diamonds and pie – you’ll know that it’s that time again, the time when we get in the car and drive north, and north, and more north. We stop right before people wave maple leaf flags, way up in the tall green woods, at a [...]

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