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ellen kirkendall
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Reader, knitter, all around odd person
Reader, knitter, all around odd person

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Epi Lep commented on MailOnline.co.uk: That's sad considering the hot mess that they passed off onto fans for the Force Awakens. It should have been called the Force Rehashed. 

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Inside the Tunnel
During my working life I thought of that period between New Year's Day and Easter as "the tunnel": that time of year when there were no holidays to break up the time and we all went to work and came home in the dark. Now that I am retired I don't have to co...

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Progress towards 2015 Goals and 2016 Plans
Progress on 2015 goals: Lobster trap floats on Macmillan Pier During 2015 I lost 15 pounds and regained 10. Still ahead for the year, but a rather sorry showing. Back on Weight Watchers for me! I have already started that. I did not ride or paddle nearly en...

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Back From My Break
I went to Colorado for Christmas this year to spend it with my mother and brother. It was good to see them in person instead of online and over the phone (landline - we're old school plus I do so like a good connection!). We had a lot of fun together, and a...

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At Last.
Holy Cow, it's been a long time since I posted. I kept seeing the title of my last post show up in comments and thought there was surely something wrong because I never go that long without posting. Shows what I know. I've been knitting heavily since my las...

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My Rhinebeck Weekend
After years of planning (and even more years of wishing) I finally got to go to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival , usually referred to by knitters as "Rhinebeck" because the Dutchess County Fairgrounds that hosts the festival is in Rhinebeck New Y...

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Feel the Bern
It's long, but if you can't get to a rally maybe you'll want to hear the whole thing. He's not getting as much media coverage as Hilary Clinton's emails, but supporters are turning out in droves.

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Notes From Flyover Country
Ann's Chicken Fry House I currently live on Cape Cod, but I was born in Ohio, moved around the south and southern plains for a while, then lived in Oklahoma City for thirty-four years. I was not my ideal place for me to live; its politics are miles from my ...

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Now We've Got the Place to Ourselves
Yesterday was not only Labor Day,  but also the day the tourists go home. Our little secret that September is the best month on Cape Cod has been leaked, but most tourists and summer people do leave by Labor Day. The weekend itself tends to be busy, and the...

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Labor Day 2015
I my yearly Labor Day post, to remind everyone that Labor Day is not just the day the tourists leave Cape Cod and the end of summer vacation, but the day set aside to honor the American working man, in particular the American Union member. Unions are in gra...
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