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Dad shoes

One of the downsides of my retirement from high school teaching is that it makes me more out of touch with youth and with what they think and do. Yesterday, I was wearing my ‘go to’ shoes of the summer. … Continue reading

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Yard Maintenance

Yard maintenance is no different from anything else in our lives. As in the « Little Prince, » it is necessary to pull out the baobab saplings when they are young and unobtrusive, because failure to do so could actually cause destruction … Continue reading

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Getting back on one’s feet with yogurt

One of my tasks, during MK’s recuperation from the knee replacement, was to put meals on the table. During the last few years, my meal preparation has dwindled as MK picked it up almost exclusively and I relegated mine to … Continue reading

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Hurricanes and tornadoes

Having lived in the northern suburbs of Chicago since 1981 after having spent my first years in Illinois (since 1975) in the western suburbs, I have been somewhat deluded about the effects of Nature Mama (Mother Nature) as called by … Continue reading

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Back at grandchildcare

Dorian is doing his deed in the Atlantic and I was surprised by thunder and lightning this morning in the Chicago area. I got up early so that I could help out with the grandkids, as it is our day … Continue reading

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