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.

Grandkids and hot summer days

It is just about 8:30 and although we are enjoying immensely the act of being calmly on the patio enjoying a cup of coffee, the peace is marred by the noise of gasoline powered devices meant to trim lawns. I … Continue reading

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The Black Lab in our family, Murphy

Murphy showed up in our lives a long time ago. I just went into my Google Photos where I have everything organized according to face, even our canine friends. Murphy came to us in 2012, a black Lab belonging to … Continue reading

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Chalk and rain barrels

Normally, when you think of chalk, you think of blackboards, sidewalks, and maybe even specially painted walls that are made for chalk. The latter is the case in the grandkids playhouse that has walls painted for just that situation. The … Continue reading

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An early grandkid morning

MK set the alarm for 6:00 AM and despite the fact that she left for the kids’ house, I got up anyway. I managed to make the bed, go downstairs, feed and walk the dog, and take my morning supplements. … Continue reading

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Al fresco again

It is perfect! The weather has obliged and the overpowering, heavy heat that was weighing us down has changed to cooler weather. Yet, it is still summerlike and the al fresco moments that we love have returned. Add into this … Continue reading

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