Monthly Archives: April 2012

A sweet ride

As the weather is starting to be consistently warmer, more and more bikes are taking to the streets (of both the “ding ding” and the “vroom vroom” varieties). As I was driving home today, I saw a 20-something on a … Continue reading

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A new shopping experience

The setting: A cash register/checkout at a store I had never visited (until today). The conversation: Cashier: Did you find everything okay? Me: Yes, thank you for asking. Cashier: Do you know about our rewards program? Me: No, but I’ll … Continue reading

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A child’s perspective

Every Friday morning I volunteer at a local elementary school, teaching a lesson to 25 students in a second grade classroom.  This morning their very brave teacher and I led the two dozen eight-year-olds in a painting project.  The kids … Continue reading

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#78: Try cannoli

As I have mentioned before, I’m not a huge fan of shopping.  This applies not only to clothing, but to almost all of the purchases I make in my life.  From big expenditures like homes and cars to tiny acquisitions … Continue reading

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A little announcement

Howdy folks! This is a super-quick note to let you all know that I’ve started a new blog.  The new online space is a daily post format, but every post is very brief. I’m still going to be posting to … Continue reading

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#92: Price out a home vegetable garden

Seven or eight years ago, my sweetie and I purchased half a share of produce from a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We liked the idea of supporting an up-and-coming local business, especially one committed to sustainable and organic food-production … Continue reading

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Worth more than 1000 words

My friend J send me a message last week with a photo attached.  The note read, “One for the smile book;” here is the accompanying image: I grinned slightly when I saw the car’s reflection; but smiled broadly to receive … Continue reading

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Saving the day

My day did not get off to a great start. To make a long story short, it will suffice to say that I experienced my first issue around 5 am, and by 9 am I found myself sitting in our … Continue reading

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A peek behind the curtain

Most blogs that I read are moderately personal ventures.  Sure, there are blogs that exist solely for the purposes of marketing, PR, sales, politics, and other such purposes… but I don’t visit those online spaces.  I read blogs to learn … Continue reading

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Full circle

On my walk this evening, I saw three pretty cool sights: Five boys, all between 5-8 years old, riding their bikes over a very small ramp – and with every successful crossing, acting like they had just performed a feat … Continue reading

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