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I live on a farm ... — Mother's Day

Today in our life ...

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I'll be writing more a little later, and posting a blog in the morning. In the meantime, I wanted to share this with all of my readers. My son's Etsy Shop (FlyingJunction.Etsy.com) is offering free shipping this week. If you haven't seen his work before, he painstakingly designs authentic looking, vintage inspired subway signs and bus scrolls featuring neighborhoods in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Seattle and more. He can personalize any of his offerings, or make a custom sign to your own specifications celebrating important places and "subway or bus stops" from your own life....

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Things I look forward to

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Our lawn is beginning to show signs of the gorgeous, lush green glow that spring and summer bring to us.  As much as I love winter and the magical beauty of snow in a mostly monochromatic world, the anticipation of color returning to the world is very awesome.  I am sitting in an old fashioned, high-back chair by the window in our sitting area that faces the barn.  I hear birds calling, and see that glow from the lawn that promises much green to come, thinking of things I look forward to. I look forward to green, orange, pink, purple,...

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Beside myself

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You can take that statement, "Beside Myself" in a couple of different ways ... perhaps.  But I am actually using it as a play on words.  My focus is on the "side" syllable.  I have shared a couple of main course recipes the past two weeks from those my son and I have worked on together, and today I thought I would share two recent side dishes we have deployed into the family menus. Unfortunately, these two side dishes are so good that each time we make them up, they are devoured before a camera can be fetched--so I have...

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I Love New York

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I have to say this-- though I never would have thought I would--I love New York.

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The joy of reading

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Of all of my memories of school as a small child, all things related to books and reading and being read to are some of the richest in my treasure chest. I loved paper, the sound of a library book with its heavy plastic protective cover closing with a soft yet decisive thud, and carrying a stack of books to the librarian's desk with my mother by my side getting ready for summer reading. I remember certain books with peculiar clarity such as Danny and the Dinosaur, those little Dick and Jane books, and Harold and the Purple Crayon. The...

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