Archive | November 2011
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My mom, Gloria, has been visiting with us for a few weeks and we luckily have been blessed with great weather that is just perfect for going outside. So Mom and I have made it a mission to get outside for a nice “walk and bitch” as often as we can. (Bitch is a verb […]
Facebook is aging me, and I am not sure why. Its targeted advertising is adding three years to my age. I am not happy about this, even though nobody is seeing it but me. I am going public with this because I wanted to see if anybody else noticed something amiss with how FB is […]
Next Thursday, four of us will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at a local country inn. I can’t tell you how relieved I am. Despite a general confidence in the kitchen, roasted turkey has been my stumbling block, year after overcooked year. I’ve tried everything: buying $70 organic turkeys, pickling it beforehand in brine, slathering it in […]
My dad, Guy Cipolla, died from cancer in March of 1998. All of us who were fortunate enough to know him and love him will never forget him. Around my home and on my computer desktop are many photos of him, doing the things he loved the most: holding his grandchildren, picking peaches, fishing, and […]
Last night, over a Mexican meal with our sons and Bob’s parents – visiting from California – made me think about the mixed blessings that technology has brought to our lives. On the plus side, it has allowed us to stay constantly connected with family and friends. On the other hand, it has robbed us […]