Off to Guatemala

Today is the day. Early this morning (VERY early), we dropped Cohen off at O’Hare for his trip to Guatemala. He was his usual self when excited — that is, talking excitedly, bouncing off the walls with energy, and hard to make him pay attention. He has good reason to be excited, of course: his […]

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Apple, your world is cray cray

The tech world’s attention was focused this week on Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). A two plus hour keynote highlighted a lot of new software as well as (more controversially) some new hardware in the form of the new Mac Pro. You know I am a heavy user of Apple devices and software, so […]

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A love affair with peonies

Many years ago when I was a kid, I stayed at a friend’s house at around this time of year, and it was then that I was introduced to the beauty of peonies. They have been one of my favorite flowers ever since, especially ones that are a deep, vibrant red. In addition to their […]

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June is bustin’ out all over

It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of June. I was awakened early this morning by yet another thunderstorm. We have had an inordinate amount of rainfall here, resulting in extensive flooding and big delays in planting various crops. Plus it is just downright gloomy a lot of the time. Up until […]

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The power of a little flower

The title of this blog post is a quote from a bizarre movie we watched many times when I was a kid, called The Producers, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. There was a particularly wacky scene about a theatrical production called “It’s Springtime for Hitler in Germany” in which a character sang an anti-war […]

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