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About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.

NYC right now.

I can’t tell you how many times I googled it in the past few months. “What is it like in NYC right now?” Plenty of news stories. But I couldn’t get a sense of the pulse, Louboutins on the ground, … Continue reading

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Family Album: 99 never looked so fine!

If age really is just a number, I think we should all choose 99. It surely looks good on Phyllis! The crown, along with with a sweet pot of flowers, was a gift from Daniel and Victoria. Queen V drove … Continue reading

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Color Me (Adirondack) Red.

Remember back in May when I was green with envy? Potato envy, that is. Our friend Tammy had a flourishing crop of potatoes growing in a cardboard box that I would have stolen if I could have lifted it. There … Continue reading

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LA Weekend.

One Saturday in the mid-70’s when I was very new to California and having some difficulty adjusting to things like purple ice plant blooming in mid-February and the hills on fire in December, the CE suggested we make a day … Continue reading

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Nature is a beast.

Neighbor dropped by the other day. Nice chat. Until… Tomatoes. “I have sooooo many tomatoes. Just overrun with them. I don’t think we’ve ever had a better year for tomatoes. Will you take some, please?” Reader, my tomato-red blood ran … Continue reading

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Crossing that bridge when I come to it.

Toward the end of 2020, I wrote the date down in my calendar on a whim. August 14. An exercise in hopefulness. Surely we could be back in the city by then, right? In the meantime, I was making no … Continue reading

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Family Album: Maui Memories.

Yes, it was a bit of a challenge to get there. But I’d do it all and more again to be back in Maui. Every trip is a little bit different but always, always magical. We go back a long … Continue reading

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How to Ka’anapali right now.

Seems like everyone and his/her/their brother is here today and gone to Maui. Hawaii is a prime destination this summer for all the obvious reasons and then some. Sunshine, sand and mai tais are the siren call for some who’ve … Continue reading

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Maui morning

I may not know what day it is but I know exactly what time it is. We are out the door by 4:45 am for Phase 1 of the day: the competitive deck chair search. It’s us, the pool staff … Continue reading

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Sorry, I’m on aloha time.

I didn’t even remember until now that today is Saturday. I’ll try to pull myself and lots of pix together next week. In the meantime, enjoy the view, wherever you are. Hope it’s as magical as mine:

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