Category Archives: Meaningful

Family Album: There is love.

Here we were for another Sarasota wedding! The big day was near for nephew Nick and his beloved Alex. The celebrations began with a barbecue at Mark and Jean’s home, where we feasted on grilled shrimp and steak with the … Continue reading

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Might as well celebrate.

The last time a birthday brought me to my knees was (about an ice age ago) when I turned 30. The sensation of youth spent and misspent, time lost, world not yet conquered. Then everything seemed to speed up and … Continue reading

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Family Album: Acting Like Third Graders

Taking a little detour from the Italy travelogue to bring you breaking news from Grandparents’ Day in the OC. So much fun for me and the CE to be with the OC fam and get a peek inside the world … Continue reading

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How to Be Ninety-Three.

It takes a long, long time to qualify as a nonagenarian. Right around ninety years, if my math is correct (although it rarely is…) My mother-in-law, Phyllis, was born in 1922, the year that Ulysses was published and the Eskimo Pie was … Continue reading

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Retracing History: The Gettysburg Battlefield

“This is a human story and that is what continues to draw people here today”, said our guide, Larry Korczyk, as we began our tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. We stood on Seminary Ridge, looking out toward McPherson’s farm, where heavy … Continue reading

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Happy Forever, Laura and Colton.

Such a beautiful day! Such a beautiful wedding! Laura Phyllis Gutsche and Colton Castro were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 24, 2014, and the boys and I almost missed it, thanks to faulty GPS directions. The CE drove … Continue reading

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Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

Big news in NYC this past week (besides the never-ending winter) was Tilda Swinton’s shut-eye gig at MOMA. She appears, unannounced and in various locations throughout the museum, prone and apparently asleep inside a glass chamber. Actress Swinton premiered the … Continue reading

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A New Flower In Our Garden!

The CE is in San Francisco, Taylor is in Peru, Daniel and Angie are in NYC and I’m holding down the fort here in So Cal with the dogs, cats and chickens. But we were all linked (thank you, technology!) … Continue reading

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Bells are ringing!

The most wonderful time of the year just got a little bit more wonderful. Alexandra and Andy have announced their engagement! They are on a visit to NYC and Andy popped the question at Washington Square. For those of you … 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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