holidays

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4th of July, 2016

The Glorious Fourth dawned rainy. Our patio was awash, the steamer chair pushed awry by the rain. #1 daughter’s patio was pretty damp, but the sun came out and the kids splashed about in the pool. The Aquabot, courtesy of […]

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Buying a Turkey

I’ll have a nice assortment of family members here for Thanksgiving this year. I was talking with a long-time retailer a few days ago and she told me that people will go out of their way to search for and […]

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Good Fortune

We went to seeThe Hobbit today, my sons and I, and enjoyed it very much. Quiche and apple muffins for brunch first, fried chicken and mashed potatoes and corn after. I had an odd experience at the mall yesterday. I […]

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Henry Again

This is Henry, two skeins in. I haven’t had to frog again, but I have had to do a lot of tinking. It’s easy to make a mistake and hard to see it. It’s also a very firm fabric, which […]

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Fun

Today’s song is “Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly,” one of the joyful French carols meant for dancing. I heard it this morning as part of Holst’s Christmas Day and couldn’t find a good recording of it for you on […]

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Happy Families

This morning we sang our Bach cantata, and it went far less badly than I had expected. We had a couple of violins, a viola, a cello, and an assortment of woodwinds, the soloists were quite good, and the choir […]