Harvest Time

Fall has officially arrived here in the valley – heralded by cool nights, people making excuses to wear scarves, apple cider in the front entrances of my grocery stores, mums lining the city porches, apple and cinnamon candles burning in every house and home, and pumpkin everything. Although I do indulge in some of these […]

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Uncharted, Part One

OK, maybe not uncharted. But until now, E and I had never been to New England. So, taking advantage of this past holiday weekend, we amended this. We drove the car instead of the van – I know, lame – because of the predictable traffic to be had up the Eastern seaboard. Van no-likey-da-traffic. The […]

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Springtime in the Valley

Spring is an interesting thing for me. On one hand I thoroughly enjoy increasingly warmer evenings and bird-filled mornings. The deciduous trees fluffing out in all their green and pink and purple glory. The noise of my usual trails becoming deadened, replaced with the soft, padded sound of treading through a wall leaves and neon […]

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Running Wild Has a Downside

Running wild is the kind of thing that’s best done en masse. For instance, when you’re in a state park – in the middle of nowhere – and your little Gypsy is having the time of her short dog life, gallivanting down the mountainside – and another┬ádog on the trail is less inclined to roam […]

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