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Carol Z
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Pink Saturday Patagonia
I'm not the only one drowning in the sea of penguin pictures. My iPad had a bad bout this morning while I was deleting and downloading and totally froze. A quick trip to the Apple store and the care of the extraordinary Danny restored it to good health. I'v...

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The More of Less
This is a long overdue post. It's actually the post I meant to write the first week of January when I was contemplating the year ahead. Now the year is almost one-twelfth finished, but the thoughts that Joshua Becker shares in The More of Less are certainly...

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Happily, the Weather Outside Isn't Frightful...
And our first giveaway of the season is delightful!     My friends at Fathom Events have given me the opportunity to share a giveaway for tickets for Mickey's Big Celebration.  For every Mama and Grandma who has little ones with cabin fever -- and I expect ...

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The Cottonwoods Will Always Whistle
I think I sang the song, Tammy, a thousand times when I was growing up. With a few of my neighbor friends we would put on talent shows on my front steps. I can't remember almost any of the other songs, but "Tammy" was always in the lineup. I loved Debbie Re...

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Pray A to Z
The words "I will pray for you," are often part of my posts on Facebook or when I'm visiting a friend in Buttercupland. But there are times when I am beyond words. Amelia Rhodes' Pray A to Z  gives us the words when we are struggling to find them. Each lett...

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Winter Sky
I'm happy to continue our Buttercupland Book Week with a novel by New York Times best-selling author, Chris Stewart, Winter Sky.  Winter Sky is especially poignant this time of the year. It's a Christmas story, but with an unusual setting. Winter Sky takes ...

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Lilac
I was going to return to our regularly scheduled programming, but it's difficult to think of much beyond the election today. The first phrase of the paragraph below kept popping into my mind. "With malice toward none, with charity for all..."  With malice ...

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Autumn
Finally! Looking downtown in Lower Manhattan   I took a walk in Lower Manhattan on Sunday and enjoyed the first sights of autumn. There were leaves crunching underfoot and some color in the trees. I walked from Tribeca to Soho to Greenwich Village and it wa...

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Happy Birthday, Mom
My mother and me, January 1951     I'm back from a too quick trip to Austin, TX and the wonderful BlogHer Food 2016. I'm still sorting out my thoughts and photographs of the conference, but I promise at least several posts on the conference, Austin and the ...

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Happy National Coffee Day
In order to celebrate National Coffee Day -- yes, there is a day to fete le café -- I'm leaving the land of noir and stopping by the cozy mysteries. I'm inspired to take this departure by Cleo Coyle's very fun and very quirky Coffeehouse Mystery series. The...
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