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Sunday Drive for Ice Cream

Sunday afternoon I was getting cabin fever so I drove to Ely, bought gasoline, played Powerball, and bought a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream. It is six miles to Dan and Debbie’s Creamery where I shop a couple … Continue reading

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Trail Walking

The garden was muddy making it difficult to plant… so I waited. For exercise I took a walk on the state park trail, 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back… with stops for photos. Although the pace was slow, I … Continue reading

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Hiking the Deer Path

I walked due east from the garden along the utility easement to access a 25-acre stand of woods at the point where deer enter. Deer are a constant presence in the neighborhood, especially during apple season, and I try to … Continue reading

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Under a Spell

During the last couple of years I periodically went under a spell. I don’t mean something another human (or animal) cast on me, but a time of uneasy dizziness and disorientation when I wake. After a discussion with my physician, … Continue reading

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Last Spring Weekend Telephony

I don’t receive a lot of phone calls and am wary when one rings in. The breakout of inbound is something like 60 percent spam and unsolicited telemarketing, 20 percent political calls, and 20 percent humans with whom I need … Continue reading

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Cooking in the Climate Crisis

Ideas about how to cook are ubiquitous. Everyone — family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, chefs, dish washers, dieticians and scientists — has something to say about it. Almost everyone cooks. Talk about cooking can be devilishly engaging. Are there things we … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Gutters

During Saturday morning rain gutters overflowed on both sides of the house. As soon as it stopped, I climbed up a ladder and cleaned them out. The blockage was mostly leaves from the pin oak tree which sheds them with … Continue reading

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