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THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

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After reading this, I think you’ll guess what finger that is in the photo above. Things that make me smile: Hearing “Your table is ready.” A cup of coffee, a brand new magazine and 30 uninterrupted minutes to enjoy them both. The words “Boat day” followed by “Wine spritzers” (Don’t judge me wine snobs. Spritzers are the perfect summer/boat drink – ... Read More »

WISE WAZE

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Mobile app meets psychologist’s couch. How on earth did Waze know so much?  As I got on the Northway heading south recently, I turned on the app Waze, and in its extremely intuitive manner, it did not tell me if there was a vehicle stopped on the shoulder ahead, or even a cop.  Instead, I got this: OMG!!! HOW DID ... Read More »

MORE THAN MOJITOS

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If you are a Facebook friend, you have seen the photos I was tagged in from Cuba. It was a LEGAL trip!  Really! There were many mojitos, and some classic car rides throughout, but our recent trip to Havana was on the up and up.  Every day of our adventure had an educational purpose, something quite easy to accomplish for ... Read More »

AUTHENTICITY?

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We have moved.  That is an entire blog post of its own, but I think I am still processing that immense change.  It is not blog-able just yet. We are now official residents of the Adirondacks.  North Country folk.  Country music is on the radio.  It is a glorious life this time of year.  Nights are cool, and days are ... Read More »

CHANGES

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There is a time in one’s life when turning your dining room into a ping-pong room is a logical and inevitable choice. For more than two years, it was that time in my life. I had had a dining room table. It was beautiful and antique with the official sounding name of an “Irish kitchen table.” But it didn’t belong to ... Read More »

TYRANNY

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Definition: despotic abuse of authority. I first envisioned this post to be about iTunes Match.  I made the mistake of signing up for iTunes Match in a moment of stinginess fiscal responsibility.  I did not want to upgrade my phone yet, and I had no room for my music on the phone.  iTunes Match seemed the PERFECT solution! Tyranny. iTunes Match ... Read More »

PUPPY LOVE

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Last August I started dating a wonderful man. In December he got a puppy. Now I’m head over heels. For both, obviously. But also, a lot for the puppy. Now, I still have two cats (fun fact: single with two cats borders crazy town, dating with two cats is somehow acceptable. Discuss the hypocrisy). Neither of whom particularly care for an intrusive, ... Read More »

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER SPRING CLEANING POST

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I’ve always loved the change of seasons. There are those few days when things begin to shift, letting you know that one season is over and another has begun. A week passes and you realize you need to start sleeping with an extra blanket on the bed. Or a night arrives when you can begin to keep the windows open again. The delineation of the border ... Read More »

IN A POOPLESS WORLD

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While this winter has been largely snow-less in upstate New York (and I am not complaining to that fact), we have had our fair share of very windy days and nights.  Our front lawn is home to several old silver maple trees, majestic in the summer, stunning in the fall, but prone to breakage in those frigid winter winds. Last ... Read More »

CHANNELING GRANDMA

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“You talked about your Grandma’s red sauce yesterday, too.” “I did?  Oh…” Apparently I am using my Italian Grandma’s delicious Sunday red sauce as a too-frequent metaphor in my work at The College of Saint Rose. You see, Grandma was a genius in the kitchen.  As my mom often said, she could make dirt taste good.  Grandma could take anything ... Read More »

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