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The First and the Last and the First

Well, the last day of hunting season is over, and it’s the first day of December! Did you get the deer of your dreams? We have a small herd of nearly a dozen deer that run our woods, but although … Continue reading

Sixteen Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Mackinac Island

Most of the time when Alan and I travel, we go places we’ve never been before, because we love how much we learn from new experiences.  However, there are a few treasured places that we return to again and again, … Continue reading

The Gift of Easters Past (…and Present and Future!)

Most of us have probably heard of “The Ghost of Christmas Past” from Dicken’s classic book, A Christmas Carol, and it’s in that spirit that I address the topic of past Easters in my life, although they’re more giftly than … Continue reading

World’s Largest Canyons, Blyde River Canyon, and Changing Names

Our next stop was for some magnificent views of Blyde River Canyon, which is the world’s third largest canyon, (although I’d never heard of it before). In fact, would you like to see photos of the world’s largest and second … Continue reading

Did You Understand the Message of Arrival Before They Departed?

Have you seen the super highly rated, PG-13, 2016 sci-fi thriller, Arrival? Or, maybe first I should ask if you watched the Academy Awards last night.Arrival was nominated for 8 Oscars (although it’s only win was for sound editing), not … Continue reading

High Teas and Birthday Parties: Killing Three Birds with One Party

               Well, hopefully we didn’t really kill any birds, bees, or bodies, but we really did have fun last week with our annual high tea, and I wanted to share recipes for a couple of high tea staples: cucumber sandwiches … Continue reading

Taking a Dip In The Devil’s Pool and Enjoying the Loo with a View

Today I’m going to tell you about our thrilling adventure hanging out at the edge of the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls, and swimming in the Devil’s Pool, although next Monday I’ll explain why I very strongly do not recommend it…not … Continue reading

Two Upscale (and Delicious) Recipes for Brussels Sprouts

Have you noticed how vegetables come and go in popularity just like clothing styles? In the past couple of years, Brussels sprouts and green beans have made a definite comeback, and today I want to share two favorite discoveries for … Continue reading

Rise Up, My Love (211): And He Shall Lift Thee Up

Song of Solomon 6:12 “Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.”   Commentators are almost unanimous that this verse is the most difficult to interpret in the Song and one of the most … Continue reading

Humorous and Provocative Reflections à la Rogue River

Time for another break! My oldest son, Aaron, was born on my 25th birthday, and we’ve had the joy of celebrating most of our birthdays together ever since.This year was no exception, although it was exceptional that we could share … Continue reading