Category Archives: Big Fun

My 21st birthday! (in celsius…)

It’s all a matter of degrees, right? But if I’m only as old as I look, oh dear. And if I’m only as old as I feel, well, I think I might be dead. There’s pretty much been a way … Continue reading

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Really, Truly, So Incredibly Grand!

We’d probably gazed at it a dozen times from 33,000 feet above, each time with a firm declaration that “next year we have to go visit”. Decades later we still had not been to the Grand Canyon. If there was … Continue reading

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A Thoreau-ly lovely afternoon.

When I planned our trip, I pictured that Sunday stretching out endlessly before us. Surely we would take in every historical and natural amazement between Boston and our destination in the Berkshires. But somehow we had frittered away the morning…hey, … Continue reading

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Boston, by land and by sea.

Those Boston Brahmins must have been ready to clutch their pearls when the likes of the CE and I blew in from California. Luckily, oh so luckily, two dear – and much more refined – friends happened to be visiting … Continue reading

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You lucky dog.

As we mere mortals hunker down for winter and the onslaught of the holidays, Lily the Wonder Dog just does what she does Every. Single. Day. “Let’s go, Lily”, calls the CE. She jumps in the Jeep and off they … Continue reading

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And then we wined about the heat…

I’ve more or less made a career of complaining about how cold it is in coastal southern California (if you don’t believe me, show up in a tank top and hang out in one of our epic fog banks) so … Continue reading

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Family, Friends, Blessings.

I’ve entered a state of perpetual amazement. Amazed, first, in retrospect at how strangely easy it was to adjust to a year of life lived in shadows, adopting as my mantra the Marcus Aurelius quote “Very little is needed to … Continue reading

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We went to the prom!

Well, more accurately, the prom came to us. All we had to do was step out the door! Youth pastor Scott Dupar had a vision and a mission: this past year has been really hard on kids, and he wanted … Continue reading

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We rolled the dice: Las Vegas!

The latest COVID quandary: when is it safe to travel? After a year-plus of living like cave-dwellers, when is the right time to emerge, blinking and trepidatious, into what we used to call normal life? The answer is different depending … Continue reading

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Hacked by a Russian!

Regret to inform you the reading recap has been temporarily interrupted by a Russian invasion: It’s been all cat-caphony here since he arrived. His arrival to us, from Seattle to Ontario, CA, to us was quite a caper, but nothing … Continue reading

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