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“I like snow; I just didn’t expect to get it all at once.”

Parts of Western New York have experienced an epic snowstorm this week. At the beginning of the storm, my daughter was in awe of how quickly the snow was falling. She said, “I like snow; I just didn’t expect to … Continue reading

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“Another tree, Mom?”

When we lived in Rochester, my home office was on the second floor of our townhouse. I had a view of the courtyard, including a large and very beautiful tree. I loved to watch that tree change with the seasons. … Continue reading

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ALS took my grandfather

I was nominated to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I’m going to approach this a little differently.   Instead of dumping ice water over my head, I’m going to tell you how ALS has had a profound impact on … Continue reading

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“We roam all over” and “Life is an adventure”

Around 25 years ago, I went to my college orientation.  I was excited, but I was also very nervous.  Would I make friends?  Would the classes be tough?  At the orientation dinner, I talked with a girl named Michelle.  She … Continue reading

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“Mom, why do we need to wear sunscreen, anyway?”

We ran out of sunscreen, so I asked my husband to buy more when he went to the store.  While he was gone, my daughter asked why sunscreen is so important.  We talked about it when she was young, but … Continue reading

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Is it true that you never forget how to ride a bike?

A few weeks ago my daughter, M., begged me to get a bike so I could ride with her.  My first thought?  I haven’t been on a bike in about fifteen years.  Yikes! I was worried that I wouldn’t remember … Continue reading

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How do you relax?

When I was in fifth grade, my teacher told the class she was going to teach us how to quill as part of our art curriculum.  I had no idea what quilling was, but I was a little nervous because … Continue reading

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