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B is for (Pierre) Bonnard: Sketching and still life

For our second “A is for Artist” installment, we fieldtripped over to the PMA to learn about Post Impressionist painter and printmaker Pierre Bonnard. But first, we attended the very important business of splashing in giant puddles. The PMA houses … Continue reading

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Elijah at 7, and looking back

He’s 7. Seven. I won’t bore you with how quickly time goes, even though it does. And I won’t complain about it the velocity with which my older child is growing-in bounding leaps mentally, physically, spiritually, every which way one … Continue reading

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And we’re off! Cape Cod, Leg 1

We just returned from our long awaited yearly pilgrimage to Cape Cod. Joe took the entire departure day off, which meant we got to spend more time with beloved cousin Ella and hang out in Hawley and have our yearly … Continue reading

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Ghost peppers, or thoughts on legacy and loss

Ghost peppers are among the hottest on the planet, rated 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. Plans have been made to use them for combative purposes such as hand grenades and pepper spray. My cousin, or rather the husband of … Continue reading

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The Road to Cape Cod

So basically late April thru June was spent in a pretty scary flare. I was re-diagnosed, this time with Crohn’s Disease. Womp womp. Enter new meds and a burgeoning relationship with the Penn outpatient infusion suite (which has vibrating massage … Continue reading

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Snowy Surprise!

My Mom likes to tell the story of how I hated the snow when I was little. They would bundle me up a la Ralphie’s brother in The Christmas Story in a snowsuit and all that jazz, and I would … Continue reading

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Bedtime Battles

When Elijah was about 9 or 10 months old, and he was still having trouble going to bed, Joe said to me, “He may scream before he goes to bed until he’s two.” “Two?!?” It seemed like such a long … Continue reading

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