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Cultural Appropriation – Really?

I was reading a piece in the Washington Post concerning "Cultural Appropriation." The whole thing struck me as absurd, so my next step is to research this term and what it means to folks. From Wikipedia (via Google): Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of...

Notes to self

Some great places to learn Divi and get help: (list to be updated regularly, I hope) Elegant Themes Blog - the creators of Divi offer some good ideas and tutorials Quiroz.co - tutorials and more DiviThemeExamples - examples of themes, tutorials and more DiviSoup -...

Fall in New England

We spent a long weekend in Westerly, RI visiting my husband's family. Now that is what Fall should be like... frost in the morning, cool, clear beautiful days, and trees beginning to burst out in fiery colors. At home it was in the 80's. In New England it was in the...

Cousin Camp 2016: first images

Once again, I'm not at Cousin Camp. But, I can enjoy the pictures. There's a new kid in town this year:  Luke is probably not sure what's going on, but he seems to be taking it in stride.  
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...

Backbutton focus

Notes to self

Some great places to learn Divi and get help: (list to be updated regularly, I hope) Elegant Themes Blog - the...

OLLI: Writing our lives

OLLI: Writing our lives

The is the 3rd or 4th time round that I have taken part in the "Writing Our Lives" class offer through our local OLLI@Auburn organization (Osher Lifelong Learners Institute at Auburn). I'm just a beginner! The class is filled with people who have been there for many...

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Thanksgiving in Birmingham

Thanksgiving in Birmingham

The clan convened at Marie's house for Thanksgiving this year. The Day included 4 generations (from my mother down to my grandchildren, and a couple of grand-dogs). The day after, while David went hunting with Kevin, we took the girls to the park. The sky was gray,...

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Scrapbook updates

Scrapbook updates

I spent some time over the weekend building some new scrapbook pages... and then I found some older ones that I had forgotten about. It fascinates me as I look through the images and see how much they have grown, and how much I have yet to document so that we can...

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Banana Pudding to die for

Banana Pudding to die for

Whenever there is a potluck or a picnic, my name always ends up with the "dessert" assignment, and this Banana Pudding is always demanded. I've done it many ways: instant pudding mix with sugar, or the sugar-free version; skim milk, whole milk or 2%; regular Eagle...

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Super Moon

Super Moon

It's rather frustrating to have a lens that only zooms to 135mm --on a night when we have this marvelous moon. But, I got a somewhat decent shot anyway:

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EAMC Celebrate Life 5K

EAMC Celebrate Life 5K

Stefanie and I teamed up with Cindy this morning for the EAMC Celebrate Life! 5K. My best time! (not bad since we were treating it like a training run). For Christmas John got me a Garmin Forerunner 210. That's a neat watch with a Garmin GPS that tracks distance and...

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