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Bad Catitude

There it was, the kitten enclosure at the animal shelter, filled with a dozen or two bouncing, squirming bundles of feline adorableness. I was ready. My beloved elderly three-legged cat, Rugby, had succumbed to heart failure the previous month, right … Continue reading

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CrossFit – A Different Kind of Zone

My TV viewing has been has been much enhanced in the past several years by the presence of a DVR. By enhanced, I mean that I never, and I mean never, watch a TV program in real time, and commercials … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.4 and 14.5

My very favorite CrossFit exercise is rowing. Like many actions in CrossFit, I had had no prior experience with it, and diligently watched the videos my coach son Chris sent me before making my first attempt. I listened to the … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.2 and 14.3

Thursday, March 6, 7:55 PM.  I am hopeful. Last week, contrary to what  I had innocently believed about the Open WODs beginning with something everyone could do before progressing to the hard core stuff, they led off with double unders.  … Continue reading

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CrossFit for the Elderly: The Open, 14.1

I’ve been creaking through a year and a half of CrossFit now, sore and happy and hopefully a good deal more fit.  I participated in last year’s CrossFit Games Open and survived (just) so when the time to register for … Continue reading

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The Elementary School Teacher’s Guide to Effective Parenting

Now that I have been retired from teaching in elementary school for some time, I believe it is now safe, er, incumbent upon me to share some of the wisdom I have gathered over the years. A retired teacher.  Note … Continue reading

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Mateusz and the Cat

He peered into the large hole containing my husband and the septic tank. &*%#@# – this is not going well! Securing his black beret to his head with his left hand, he gestured with his right, pointing out a detail … Continue reading

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Cornwall’s End. Sniff.

Returning from our day of an at times bone chilling journey atop a double decker bus and tromping about Land’s End experiencing every kind of weather Britain had to offer, we returned to St. Ives tired and famished. Right at … Continue reading

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Land’s End – But Not Journey’s End Quite Yet

Saturday morning in St. Ives, and the weather was – English. From our window at Chy Conyn I noted the gray sky over the harbor, (please excuse this insertion of a “marine layer” assertion, but could it possibly be an … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Book of Mormon – Be There Here a Crisis Formin?

Conflict! So early in our trip – what to do? Ben was treating us to a West End matinee of The Book of Mormon on this drizzly Saturday, and we planned to meet him and his friend Jen for lunch … Continue reading

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