Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bawk Bawk…HAWK!

It’s summertime, and the living is queasy because of those relentless raptors in the sky, the red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks. I used to step outside on a summer morning and revel in the tranquility of our semi-rural neighborhood. You might hear … Continue reading

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Wake-up Call

So there I was, having my usual night’s “rest”. Meaning that I sleep for two or three hours and then I’m up for most of the rest of the night, catching another hour or so of naptime around dawn. What do I do … Continue reading

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Alexandra’s 30th: A Walk in the Park at Lotusland

Very hard to believe that our Alexandra is 30! Her friends and family kept her so busy with celebrations that I think she barely noticed the decade shift. I was lucky enough to be invited to one of the fetes; a tour … Continue reading

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New Kid on the Block.

I’m so excited to introduce you to the new man in my life! Julia and Grant invited us over last week to meet their new baby, Henry, and we were instantly smitten! Henry’s mother is a poodle and his father … Continue reading

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Day of the Dad

I can’t improve on last year’s tribute to the CE but mustn’t let the weekend go by without reminding him how much I appreciate his stellar accomplishments as uberDad.Tomorrow, PG and I will fete him at brunch and tell all the usual … Continue reading

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On his 22nd: a few words with Daniel

Doesn’t seem possible that twenty-two years have passed since the Bookie made his first appearance with a red-faced squall.  It was at 6:08 pm: “I’m here, I’m hungry, and the rest of you need to hop to!” Has anything changed? … Continue reading

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The PE and the CE

Every now and then a new reader asks “What is a CE?” It stands for Chicken Emperor, which, along with CCD (Canine Cruise Director) is DH’s current day job. But it wasn’t always thus. Once upon a time, the CE … Continue reading

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