Category Archives: Commentary

“Our sky..with clouds in such a hurry to be somewhere else…”

Alexander McCall Smith, who is responsible for the quote which is the title of today’s blog, is quite a prolific Scottish writer.  The 44 Scotland Street series is just so wonderful.  I realize that books fall into uncountable categories – … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Train

Ever since I can remember, trains have been a source of fascination, comfort and excitement for me.  Growing up New Jersey, my childhood home was two miles from the trains that routed through Newark.  Open windows on summer evenings fused … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market – A New Definition?

When we lived in California, our home was one mile away from a weekly Farmer’s Market, which made it incredibly easy to stroll through whether we needed anything or not.  The fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers weren’t always the best … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey, Finally!

Welcome season 2!  Finally!  And am I too superficial in stating that the clothes are incredible?  Two hours was too short. But then I am grateful for the arrival, nonetheless. How on earth did Lord Grantham NOT know that he … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Indeed!

January in Arizona has bloomed with the most spectacular weather.  It’s been in the 70’s for the past 2 weeks and we have yet another week promised to provide the same.  It’s been a great opportunity to forget about shopping … Continue reading

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Cave Creek Crawl

After much ado, we are finally moved into our Cave Creek digs.  Boxes are still piled in corners of their respective rooms.  The kitchen has all the dishes and cookery in its cupboards, the pantry is slowly being stocked.  While … Continue reading

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From There to Here

The Burghers of Calais are permanently established at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  It was a cool winter day that Denny and I had some fun posing as part of the scene.  They may have been unwilling travelers for … Continue reading

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Six Hours

The difference between art and craft. Continue reading

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Arms of Steel

Yesterday I celebrated a day off from work by making fresh pasta from scratch, warping the loom and finishing one of the Commissario Brunetti mysteries by Donna Leon.  All this while my husband was golfing in the summer heat. I … Continue reading

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