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We Go to Ireland

My sister Libby and I boarded a plane for Ireland eight years ago this St. Patrick’s Day.  It was definitely a bucket list trip. Our adventure was also the impetus for my first foray into blogging, which was intended solely … Continue reading

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Dancing Through the Raindrops

Longfellow’s classic poem warns, “Into each life some rain must fall.”  But how are we supposed to cope when life seems to be a never-ending series of gully-washers? A couple of months ago I took a trip to Washington state … Continue reading

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Greater Love Hath No Man

  People can be endlessly fascinating.  They can also be endlessly irritating.   The secret to getting along with others, no matter where they fall on the fascinating/irritating spectrum at any given point in time, is to know when to speak … Continue reading

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It’s All Fun & Games Until the Check Arrives

I’ve often said that going out to eat is my favorite indoor, non-contact sport.  I might need to rephrase this.  Oftentimes a lovely meal with friends or family morphs into a no-holds-barred wrestling match as soon as the check arrives. … Continue reading

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Hands (Free) Across the Generation Gap

Technological advances have given us a staggering number of communication options.  That means my kids now have unlimited ways to ignore me. Our oldest daughter, Liz, spends a lot of time on the road for work and she has a … Continue reading

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Life Cleanup On Aisle 4

Maybe it’s just me.  But I suspect I’m not the only woman who’s merely one bag of beef jerky away from a total meltdown. I was fresh out of inspiration for dinner when I stopped by the grocery store on … Continue reading

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Researching Homo Sapiens Vacationus At The Watering Hole

I will soon be heading out for a weekend of intense research at the watering hole that inspired this Freshly Pressed post several years ago.  Hope all y’all are having a great summer!                       ***Important Safety Tip*** Use utmost caution … Continue reading

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