Author Archives: Richard Koerner

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.

More snow? Really?

They told us we might have snow but something within me said, « No! ». I was wrong. I woke up to see snow on the rooftops. I looked outside and it didn’t seem to be so much snow. I went out … Continue reading

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Monk Fruit Sweetener

My last doctor visit for a checkup included the usual banter between doctor and patient and somehow we came upon the discussion of Monk fruit sweetener. Both Mary Kay and I have what might be considered to be borderline high … Continue reading

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My hibiscus, plants, and my mom

I normally don’t have my hibiscus in the living room but I just don’t have the heart to put it down in the lower level where we cannot enjoy it. It suffered greatly this spring when I incorrectly put it … Continue reading

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Cold, cold, cold!

I know to expect the unexpected in the Chicago area weather-wise, but I must say that twenty degrees in early November is nonetheless almost shocking. On a quick side note, I haven’t been able to post photos with my daily … Continue reading

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The cold, grandkids, unanswered e-mails, and Dirilyte

It is a grandchildcare day and before going to pick up our charge, I walked the dog. It was in the twenties and a shock. Luckily, there was a clear blanket of snow on the roofs so I knew it … Continue reading

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