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A sadly neglected blog 28 Jun 2013 | 05:04 pm

A long time has passed since I posted here. I have been blogging for 6 years — or more — I lose track. After a while I wonder whether I have anything more to say. For a time I was writing about my pas...

Drugs, food and science 27 Apr 2013 | 05:38 pm

I have been working on this post for a long time. Here in the snowy quiet and peace of Alaska I have finally finished it. I tremble to publish it; I may lose friends and readers. A news story about … ...

Notes from the frozen north 21 Apr 2013 | 05:46 pm

Jerry and I have been in Manley for a 2 weeks. Until 2 days ago it was still deeply frozen. We check the thermometer about 10 times a day to see whether there is a hope of a thaw before … Continue rea...

The Old Woman Rides Again 12 Apr 2013 | 08:36 pm

When old folks like me go silent for a long period people are apt to think them dead. I’m not dead, I’m in Alaska. Jerry and I drove up last week to take care of our house in Manley Hot … Continue rea...

A Dominican Experience 10 Feb 2013 | 06:39 pm

I was nervous about going to the Dominican Republic. I went to see my darling granddaughter Katy who has been living there for the past year and a half as a Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in a small...

Thoughts on the Civil War, Obama’s inauguration and the birth of my great-granddaughter, Ellana 29 Jan 2013 | 05:54 pm

These things may not seem related, but inside my head they all came together last week. Jerry and I have been immersed in the civil war for a couple of months. We have been watching lectures from the ...

Arizona and beyond 19 Jan 2013 | 10:48 pm

Jerry and I went to Arizona.  We were going to look at some property belonging to Jerry’s brother and to see our Arizona lawyer. I was a little nervous about our destination. I know that there are man...

Pleasures, large and small; bothers, mostly small 5 Dec 2012 | 12:34 am

Jerry and I ventured out in the dark (at 5 in the afternoon — I hate this dark time of year — to see the tiny house built by the son, Zack Giffin, of Island friends, Holly and Brian. It … Continue rea...

History and memory 27 Nov 2012 | 05:12 pm

Thanksgiving was great. The food was good and the company — my lawyer daughter and her family and my British-American grandson and his Argentinian-American wife and 2 little ones (who will be all thre...

Cruising the canals 16 Nov 2012 | 01:40 am

I have found it difficult to write about my recent canal trip on the Oxford and Grand Union Canals in England. There are a few reasons (besides general laziness and procrastination). First, the minute...

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