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the warm up

Last week we went to Siena’s first swim meet of the year.  It was not far from Portland, but we decided to make it a weekend and a little vacation out of it, and I am glad we did, because … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 3 : the Roman Village

There is remnants everywhere, and I am sure we didn’t notice it all. Historians, guides, teachers, students, always someone sharing something new, stories from thousands of years ago. Walking through walls built so long ago that is hard to even … Continue reading

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Continuing history with the Romans : Gladiators

At the end of our Roman Soldier tour, we ended at a Roman Amphitheater.  These were used for shows with gladiators and wild animals fighting in front of thousands of people, cheering, enjoying their time while men fought for their lives.  Not … Continue reading

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Making :: a swimming quilt

For Siena’s birthday this year, I made a new quilt for her.  I know I had made her one last year with the fabrics from clothes of hers growing up.  But I found this fabric with swimmers and I liked … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 1

Welcome to Chester, on the border with Wales. We parked right across the street from the Castle. And across the street from the Chester Raceway.    Then we kept on walking. This city is right along the River Dee. This is … Continue reading

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Pitching

Last spring was the first time Lucas has been in a baseball team that was kid pitched.  I wrote about it in the spring, when we I had to learn lots, lots more.  But now? Oh man.  My learning curve is … Continue reading

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last week or two…

… we celebrated with friends. … found these pictures on Pinterest and followed the link to this chai recipe.  Autumn is meant to drink Chai.  Or is it the other way around? Is Chai meant to be drunk in Autumn?  … Continue reading

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