Monthly Archives: August 2012

Just let go: Jump off a cliff

Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.     — Hermann Hesse I hold onto things fiercely: movie ticket stubs, anger, prints of bad photos, grudges, logs of old exercise routines, worries, and, especially, … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Fresh Tomato

Now that’s a fresh tomato! #37: Try to grow tomatoes again. 101 Things in 1001 Days.  

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Summer of seasonal produce and ratatouille too

It’s been great eating fresh, local produce this summer from my CSA share. Here’s a photographic recap of what ripened during June, July, and August in Connecticut. Scroll to the bottom to see a photo of what I received in … Continue reading

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Hiking Mount Katahdin, the Final Summit of New England’s Highest Peaks

Hiking Mount Katahdin With a grueling 11 hours of continual effort, I managed to complete a project I started with my husband over 20 years earlier: to summit all of New England’s highest peaks. I may not be a fast … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Costa Rica

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I’d like to share some of the meals I had during my recent trip to Costa Rica. The food tended to be simple, healthy, and flavorful, featuring a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. Breakfast … Continue reading

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The Week of Man: What Happens When Mom Goes Away?

While I was having adventures in Costa Rica, my husband and two teenage boys were at home. I turn my blog over to them today for a report on what was happening on the home front. —– From Daniel, age … Continue reading

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Catamaran Sunset Cruise of Doom

After experiencing a trio of adrenaline-filled adventures during my trip to Costa Rica — whitewater river rafting, rappelling down a waterfall, zip lining — I was primed for a relaxing catamaran sunset cruise. Little did I know that terror would … Continue reading

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Zip Lining Like Superman Up in the Clouds

“Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …” a middle-aged woman who is beginning to hyperventilate. I took most of the zip lines in stride. The Monteverdo Extremo guides hooked me up with an expert … Continue reading

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Rappelling Down a Waterfall

I didn’t know what to expect as we bounced along a bumpy road near La Fortuna, Costa Rica, on the way to the Lost Canyon. We would be using ropes to navigate four descents down waterfalls in the rainforest. After … Continue reading

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Whitewater River Rafting on the Rio Balsa

Of the three adrenaline-oriented adventures I tackled during my solo trip to Costa Rica with G Adventures, whitewater river rafting scared me the most. For the other two, rappelling and zip lining, I told myself that you can check and … Continue reading

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