Monthly Archives: November 2012

Oregon or bust

We’ve made our decision: we’re going to Oregon. This definitely doesn’t cancel the trailer year, just postpones it again (if you’re one of the people who wanted to meet up on our travels, it will still happen, just later.) At … Continue reading

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I’m not sure if this one is done

This year’s iteration of my annual light-in-darkness poem seems to be a tiny one: In the darkest part of the year, we set out, our keel pointed into midnight, trusting the stars and our own hand on the tiller to … Continue reading

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about to rest from travel, still drinking life

In all my excitement about going home I don’t want to give the wrong impression; there was a lot of seizing-of-opportunities in our lives abroad and all of our travel, but I am staggeringly grateful to have gotten those opportunities … Continue reading

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erg. sleep. shop.

Good grief. It feels like this weekend has consisted almost entirely of erging and sleeping. That’s an exaggeration on both counts; only 25 km (15 yesterday, 10 today) but I’ve erged every day since Wednesday without a break. From last … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, and beginning the Holiday Challenge

Before I plunge into matters not of general interest, Thanksgiving Day was great. I erged 9km, made cranberry sauce, and had enough time for it to cool before heading off to dinner – a restaurant provided turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, … Continue reading

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ready to make holiday

What can you do with your days, but work and hope? Let your dreams bind your work to you play. What can you do with each moment of your life, But love ’til you’ve loved it away? Love ’til you’ve … Continue reading

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a link to share and a tiny wishlist

Someone mentioned this in a comment at Xiphias‘ place, and it looks useful enough that I’m passing it on: 34 two-ingredient recipes. By the way, if anyone is wanting to give me anything for the holidays this year (and I’m … Continue reading

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holiday timing

In practice, I favor holding off on Christmas until Santa Claus rides in at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or maybe even until after Sinterklaasdag (6 December). In practice, it’s more lik eI hold off until the … Continue reading

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Travel Topics (three of them)

I. One result of all our travels is that I always get a kick thinking about the provenance of my outfits. Today it’s a turtleneck and cardi bought in the Netherlands over a pair of jodhpur-ish capris bought in Arizona … Continue reading

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got ’em all cut

Lately, my hair has been behaving badly – it looked fine, but seemed to be damage because it was tangling badly and shedding quite a lot. A little of that was breakage, but more was entire strands coming out no … Continue reading

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