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Mary Poppins

What do you say when you wake up and feel blah: a day when you're at the end of your rope, and there's nothing you can think of to say? As Mary Poppins would tell you, the answer is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Ha! I feel better already. My favorite movie from childhood was Mary Poppins. I enjoyed… Continue reading Mary Poppins

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World Peace

Have you ever watched a beauty pageant where the contestant is asked what she wants, and she says, ‘World peace’? Do you really want world peace? Then read to a child. There is no experience that quite compares with having a little child settle his soft weight on your lap, book in hand. “Read me… Continue reading World Peace

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On Vampires

Vampires have lurked in our worst nightmares since time began.  The early vampires were all evil, skulking through the darkest night, dooming those who were bitten.  In 1897 Bram Stoker created Dracula, who has to stay in his coffin all day and terrorizes the world by night.  But imaginitive story-tellers didn’t leave it there.  They… Continue reading On Vampires

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More Snow? Oh, No!

A big storm moved in this past weekend, dumping about 5 inches of snow on us.  A very kind neighbor brought his Bobcat over last night and  shoveled snow out of everyone’s driveway down our street.   By morning we had another 3 inches, so we spent a few hours this morning shoveling off the patios… Continue reading More Snow? Oh, No!