How all the halves live

One of the things Daria and I have enjoyed on our travels across the US is an incredible variety of households. Admittedly, we’ve enjoyed some more than others. So far, we’ve had a stay in an exclusive neighborhood where the wealthy have their own police force. We’ve also experienced a house that takes me back […]

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A Philadelphia Suburb

Technically, we’re in New Jersey. And, I suppose, technically we’re in a suburb of Camden. But, unless you’re from somewhere near here, you may not have heard of Camden before (not the same Camden as Camden Yards). Philadelphia dominates the area. For being just 15 minutes from Philly, the town of Laurel Springs is surprisingly […]

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Back In The Northeast

Well, here it is almost officially fall, and we are back up in the Northeast. Queens, to be exact (for this week!). We’re staying in a circa 1917 townhouse in the Jamaica/Woodhaven neighborhood with two rather large male kitties, Mr. Ripples and Gus, who rule the roost. It’s working out great because Jim is leaning […]

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Instant Perspective

You know how you’ll be doing something, maybe urgent or mundane, and you’ll see, hear or smell something that takes you back to another place in your life? It seems inevitably those moments cascade into a jarring realization of where you are right now and the distance between the two. I had such a moment […]

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Working on a Work Routine

That’s Dixie. One of our charges this sit. She works all night just in time to nap all day. It’s a hard life, just ask her. She has an important lesson for us all if she can muster herself to bother to explain it. Nope, there she goes out the door. Daria and I have […]

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