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About polloplayer

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

Easter without the eggs?

Real or perceived, there’s been talk of an egg shortage the last few weeks. Maybe due to “stress baking” or perhaps a slight hiccup in the supply chain, but whatever the cause, our hens are suddenly looking like superstars! While … Continue reading

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The olds are all right.

I’ve never felt so elderly. Neighbors checking in, “Are you okay? Are you really okay?” The kids making sure we are properly distancing. Blessed young friends doing errands for us and taking Lily to the beach. (Tammy, you should be … Continue reading

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NYC, just under the wire.

It did cross our minds, the idea of not going. But this was back in the third week of February, before toilet paper became more precious than gold. We had plans, tickets for events, hadn’t been in the city since … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: Top 5 Reads to Shelter By.

Well. Are we bored yet? Perhaps even you reluctant readers are ready to pick up a book? Perfect timing, because here are the best of the best of my 2019 reads: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: The Top Ten, Part One

Welp, everyone, no more “I don’t have time to read” excuses. Once you’re done hoarding toilet paper and you’ve worked out that new dance step called “The Social Distance” you will definitely have time to sit down and read. And … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: Live. Read. Learn.

Ah, the arcane. It can’t be helped. In any given reading year, there are those outlier books that fit with nothing else on the shelf. Between the odd choices that are foisted upon me by fellow book clubbians and my … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: Six Classic Looks

As tempting as it may be to reach for the latest fashion (dear Lord, they are hawking puffed sleeves and hot pants for this spring) there is something so soothing (and sane) about a classic look, say, cashmere and pearls. … Continue reading

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