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You think there are characters at your office?

Working from home has some great perks, but it can be a little lonely. Fortunately, I have neighbors who try to help in that regard. No, I don’t mean the two strangers who have shown up at my door with offbeat questions (one barged her way in to my living room, looking for a friend … Continue reading

Queen of the mountain

Out for a walk last night, I went in the opposite of my usual direction and spied this: Of course I needed a closer look. It turned out to be a little lean-to made of twigs and branches, just big enough for a child-size Adirondack chair. Perched atop a rock outcropping, it makes a perfect … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Kindest Cut

Looking for a flashback this morning, I spied this photo, which Basil framed 15 years ago: Catherine’s first haircut. You’d never guess now, seeing her waist-length mane, but she had the barest little fuzz on her head when she was born. It grew so slowly that she was past her second birthday when it became … Continue reading

Not by bread alone

I never know quite what feedback to expect when I post a blog: Laughter? Snarky comments? The sound of crickets? All of the above? Yesterday, my blogging efforts were recognized in the most incredible way: Having read about our new toaster, our neighbor, Nancy, baked us a loaf of bread so the appliance would have … Continue reading

Hello, Goodbye

Trying to squeeze every minute out of this, the last Sunday before ALL the fall activities finally swing into high gear and every weekend is scheduled until mid-2014, Catherine and I made a wonderful Pasta Alla Vodka following this recipe from the Rhyme & Ribbons blog, and then the three of us went out for … Continue reading

Life lessons — one block at a time

Sometimes, you can’t argue with a kid’s logic, however it flies in the face of convention. We were just home yesterday evening from a whirlwind trip to Cambridge, MA, where we visited Lesley University (Catherine liked it!) and settling in to our comfy clothes when a blood-curdling wail pierced the dusk. One of the three … Continue reading

(Not really) Wordless Wednesday — Mail Call

You’ll remember our mailbox looked like this a few weeks ago, following a driving mishap by one of our neighbors. Here’s how it looks now, after the installation of a new post and a spanking new mailbox, which Basil affixed yesterday. The thing on the top is a solar light — a nice addition that … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday — The Big Comfy Couch

Wild Things!

It’s starting to feel a little “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” here in our neck of Old Greenwich. Just about every day one or two family of deer come to visit, and we have a staring contest for awhile. Some mornings I roll up the blinds at 5:30 to find a doe and her fawn … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday — Oh, Deer!