Monthly Archives: December 2012

Today’s photos: a little slice of history

At my aunt and uncle’s house,  a small photo hangs on the wall in an unassuming brown frame, commanding no particular attention.  Look a little closer, though, and you see it contains a snapshot of history. That’s my Aunt Delores … Continue reading

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Happy day

We had a lovely Christmas, and are happily awaiting a blizzard which will top everything off nicely. Here are the photos from today.  Hope yours was happy too!

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Family and friends

I love Christmas.  It has long been my favorite holiday, ever since I was a kid and thought I might explode from excitement in the days leading up to Santa’s visit, to the times I would lay with my head … Continue reading

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Photos of the day

It was so warm today that we all shed our coats and searched my Mom’s house for light jackets we could borrow.   In Ben’s case he scored a jean jacket that belonged to my brother some 40 years ago … Continue reading

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Images

It is officially winter, and the world did not end. The little corner of the world in which we currently find ourselves defines the holidays in our family.  In the 22 years I’ve lived in New York City, I’ve never … Continue reading

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Beauty in the world

Lest we forget, some reminders of the abundant beauty in our world: In the “kindness of strangers” category, we have this entry from today’s NY Times Metropolitan Diary about a bouquet of roses. This one might be titled, “The Year … Continue reading

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While having my car serviced

Oh West New York, New Jersey.  Home of the closest Honda Dealership and where I get to spend anywhere from 2-6 hours every three months – or before every extended road trip – while the mechanics make sure none of … Continue reading

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Dwell: It’s a home thing

A couple of posts ago when I spoke about my visions for a room of my own, I mentioned that I’ve become one of those people who looks at home magazines.   It would, however, be more accurate to say … Continue reading

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Freeing the mind

The number one reason to support working with our hands is that it distracts the mind, or perhaps engages the mind in such a way that it frees it. Of course the sheer pleasure of creating, repairing or repurposing something … Continue reading

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