Kick start your day with a good breakfast

Thanks for the Memories

Chuck and I will be thinking of our sweet, talented, fun-loving mothers today.

Marion Goehring

Marion Goehring

Jean Whittingham

Jean Whittingham

Grace will be thinking of her mom, a champion Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Am. Can. Ch. Caralon Calista's Yes I Can

Am. Can. Ch. Caralon Calista’s Yes I Can

Let’s keep all of our loved ones close in our arms, if we can, and our hearts if we can’t. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Breakfast A Little Early

I’m like a kid again–anticipating the heft of the sack of candy I’m going to collect, imagining just how scary/pretty/funny my costume’s going to be, counting the hours until I can scurry around outside in the dark. Gettin’ in the spirit!


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Happy New Year!


To all my friends celebrating Rosh Hashanah, this year I send these words from a man who knew a thing or two about conflict. Peace!

Lake Isle of Innisfree

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
– W.B. Yeats

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Labor Day Morning Toast

A souvenir of Miss Bellows Falls in Bellows Falls, VT

A souvenir of Miss Bellows Falls in Bellows Falls, VT

Here’s to the cooks who sling hash and the waitresses who pour coffee,

the men who fry eggs and the women who man the till.

Here’s to the friendly “What’ll you have?” and the “Adam and Eve on a raft!”

Here’s to the bakers who fill the pie case and the grillmen who flap the jacks.

Happy Labor Day and thank you for the best start to a day anyone on the move could ever have.

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