Monthly Archives: February 2013

Trout Fishing in Ireland

A great meal awaited us as my boys played at fishing with sticks in the canal that ran through the small Irish village. As the boys pretended to fish, a scruffy-faced Irishman who lived on a houseboat on the canal … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Jam

The Queen City Cherry Bombs defeated the Yankee Brutals in the opening match of the CT RollerGirls season in a fast-paced, exciting match. #DPSDIPTYCH #6 (101 things in 1001 days): Go to a roller derby.

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Haggis: Can You Stomach It?

n the remote Scottish highlands walks a weirdly evolved creature, the wild haggis, whose legs are longer on one side of his body to help him navigate the steep hills of his homeland. That’s not true, of course. One survey, … Continue reading

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Seagulls and the Temple of Trash

The other day I shared the trick to getting my teenage son to come along to the Pez Museum with me: Promise him a bucket of candy. Well, how did I get my husband to come along to the Trash … Continue reading

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Framing a Memory

My stubby finger traced the groove’s curves, pushing aside the fresh sawdust and smelling its piney scent. “That’s a potato, Marcy,” my dad said. “Do you know where they have a lot of potatoes?” I had no idea. “In Ireland,” … Continue reading

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Bling at the PEZ Factory

Question: How do you get a teenage boy to choose to come along to a museum with you? Answer: You promise him a bucket of candy. I can without a doubt say that I now know more about PEZ than … Continue reading

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Driving Lessons

Image by Joseph De Palma Driving Lessons At the edge of the busy intersection, I hesitated. Was it my turn? I crept forward, but the car on my right darted in. I looked both ways, crept forward again. The car … Continue reading

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Terror at Three Feet

Image Source: D. Sharon Pruitt I fumed as I shifted my weight from left to right, halfway up to the attic. My husband had left the ladder down, and it blocked the hallway nearly completely. Trying to squeeze around it … Continue reading

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Definitely Enough Snow: Snowshoeing After Nemo

#DPSWEATHER This is the final winter of my 101 things list, and a few weeks ago my husband talked me out of snowshoeing, which is on my list, because there were only a few inches of snow. “If you can … Continue reading

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Laughter from a Bright Yellow Sweater

Image by Stuart Ross, used with permission I thought I was safe to go to a comedy club in New York City, but I was wrong. If a performer on stage ever needs a volunteer, I have a special talent: … Continue reading

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