Bread of Life

I recently decided to take up the art of sourdough. Then "quarantine" came along and I can't actually put myself in an expert's kitchen in close quarters and I've had to go searching for instruction elsewhere. Voila! Youtube to the rescue. My friend, Leigh sent me a...

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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

Back in December we took a river cruise:  Christmas Markets on the Rhine. We flew in to Zurich and spent a couple days before moving on to Lucerne for a couple of nights and then to Basel to embark on the river cruise on AMAWaterways aboard the  AMAMora. This was an...

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We Are Family

We Are Family

Family gathering at the Grange Hall in Saco ME... locals and well as those from Florida, France, Alabama, England and other parts (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and more).

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Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

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Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in FloridaThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day. Unable to find a Santa suit to wear while water skiing around Lake Berry, they resorted to squeezing themselves into Ella's Olaf the...

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Cousin Camp 2018

Cousin Camp 2018

Cousin Camp 2018 - Genevieve, Ella, Lily Activities: Swimming - sometimes twice a day Crafty Things including a whole bunch of miniatures and jewelry made from polymer clay...

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Spring is rearing its head

Spring is rearing its head

Why is Winter behaving like the angry man who stomps out slamming the door, only to return multiple times spewing things like "And one more thing!!!!" SLAM! However -- the flowers are bustin' out all over in between the frigid blasts... [gallery type="rectangular"...

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Looking back — Camino

Looking back — Camino

Four and a half years ago -- in September 2013, I joined a friend to walk the Via Frances (Camino de Santiago de Compostela) in Spain -- we did start in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, but by day 2 we had made our way to Roncesvalles, Spain by crossing Napoleon's Pass...

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Let those who have ears…

Let those who have ears…

I admit that I struggle with "the Church" and with the apparent ideologies of parts of the church that I deal with... like the Cursillo Movement. I admit that I struggle to be inclusive, to remember and love these entities that I struggle with, even when we diverge on...

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Backbutton focus

Backbutton focus

So -- I wonder if this method would have made better shots of the hummingbirds outside my window. Next season, I think I'll give it a try... maybe test it out on some fast moving grandchildren. It is fortunate that I too shoot with a Canon 6D, so these instructions...

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