Category Archives: travel

While I’ve Been Away

Friday, January 17th – Friday, January 24th So here I am at a medical clown conference in Dallas, Texas, away from my precious flamly for eight days this week, and it is my daughter –with Daddy’s help– who is heart-beating … Continue reading

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My Knuckleheads 😻

Friday, January 17th 2020 I’m flying today, and remembering that the most important part of a trip is –often– What You Leave Behind. In my case, these koo-koo heads. Knuckleheads. Goobers. What’s in a name. The infinity I love you … Continue reading

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Political Action: Peace Rally Against War with Iran

Thursday, January 9th 2019     On this night, Dear Hubsand and I got our family over to Harvard Square to join the national protest of tRump’s escalation with Iran.  For a Thursday evening in early January –outside in 23·F … Continue reading

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Camping: Frost Mountainview Yurt ~ December 2019

December 27-30th 2019 2019-12-30 Frost Mountainview Yurt Camping [5:12]: https://youtu.be/gmlvY5_kVEk . Drawing, Charading, Reading ,and Whittling . Mom tries to get her face together . Sledding forward imperfectly . Ukeoke by an open fire . Let it snow… . 🎼Bacon … Continue reading

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The ClaraJane Smolder

December 30th 2019   Woe unto ye who dare gaze upon it! 2019-12-30 The ClaraJane Smolder [0:31]:  .   ♣

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Packing the Winter Clothes

Thursday, December 26th 2019 Prepping for our annual retreat to a winter yurt in Maine, I collect the winter clothes into a pile with one particular peculiarity: Aw, kitty kitty. ☃️

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HEJAM Christmas Eve 2019

KTuesday, December 24th 2019 – Hull MA 2019-12-24 HEJAM Christmas Eve @Hull [0:56]: https://youtu.be/xj4OktgN80Y Thanks Heather and Joe! 🎄

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