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Mar.15.2012
A quick update on the "project" regarding the experiment of the crocuses in the front yard of our house.  The weather we are experiencing in the northern part of Ohio is almost summer-like (the seven-day projected weather forecast is for the mid-seventies to low eighties), and as a result, Rob...
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Mar.13.2012
Our "project" of landscaping has basically come to an end since we completed much of what we wanted to accomplish last summer.  I know that we will continue a few things here and there as the weather warms up.  However, this blog is about our two landscaping experiments that we started...
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Mar.06.2012
I consider myself to be a reasonable person.  I am sure there are those who would disagree with me, but that's another story.  Regardless, I particularly consider myself reasonable in regards to my political views.  This attitude seems to be putting me at odds with the party that I...
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Mar.04.2012
New Year's Day has come and gone, and for many, so have the resolutions.  However, I am still working on my resolutions, and while not doing quite so well on my resolution to get in my 10,000 steps a day, I am getting more books read. Now that I have a new pedometer to replace the one that I...
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Feb.28.2012
As a bookcrosser at www.bookcrossing.com, I learned about WBN (World Book Night) from a posting on a thread.  World Book Night is a movement to get more people reading; I believe WBN is in its second year of distribution of books.  This program is a way to get books into the hands of the...
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Feb.16.2012
To be perfectly truthful, I'm not sure I had a moment when I decided I wanted to be a writer.  I do write (as Nike commercials say "Just do it!"); I do want to be creative; but an actual moment when I said this is what I want to be?  Nah, don't think  so!  However, having said...
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Feb.08.2012
A new year, but similar resolutions for me.  Reading more books and regularly achieving 10,000 steps per day on my pedometer are my main resolutions. (It is always easier to keep resolutions when the desire is already there, by the way.) Regardless of my reasons for choosing my resolutions,...
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Feb.05.2012
While the month of January has passed (and with it the organized writing of small stones over at Writing Our Way Home, a blog site hosted by Red Room's Fiona Robyn and her husband Kaspalita Thompson), I still have a few that I wrote while on our trip to Kenya.  Some were noted on the flight...
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Jan.31.2012
Traveling to Kenya, there were long flights and plenty of time spent in the airport.  From this, I noted a few experiences that became a few small stones. through my memory, I heard, "Meet George Jetson..."   moving walkways at Detroit airport, flashing panels of light in pink, green,...
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Jan.30.2012
I have not posted any small stones since January 10th since Rob and I have been in Eldoret, Kenya.  I have not had any real Internet access since then so have not posted any, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been paying attention to my  day and noting those small moments.  In...
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Jan.10.2012
I generally walk around the city (I am a pedometer geek, after all), mostly running errands like going to the post office and the library, but I also like to wander down to the park with the beach.  It is appropriately named Lakefront Park because the waters of Lake Erie butt up against it....
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Jan.09.2012
Huron, Ohio is a small city on the coast of Lake Erie.  Its roots go back to the 1830s when it was known as the leading steamship builder.  Through the years, it has been the home to other industrial operations like the lime plant, a paint factory, and  the ConAgra plant.  It is...
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Jan.08.2012
The month of January is a month of people around the world writing small stones as suggested by Red Room's Fiona Robyn.  Small stones are a way to try to capture a particular moment or an observation with a few words.  Most do not, however, include stones of any kind although I have a...
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Jan.07.2012
In a world that often seems to be divided into offsetting labels (liberal/conservative, right-handed/left-handed to name a few examples), I tend towards being a cat person rather than a dog person.  I like dogs equally well, but have always had cats.  I have one now, or rather, she has me...
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Jan.06.2012
I live in Ohio on the coast of Lake Erie.  I have lived in Ohio all my life.  Not in the same city or village, but I have lived all around the state.  Those who live in Ohio joke that it is a state with four seasons, and sometimes all of them occur on the same day.  Today's...
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