Eclipse This

It was meant to be the event of a lifetime. In our house, there was consideration over the best possible spot to set up the telescope for seeing what is called totality, where the body of the moon covers the entire sun. Atmospheric charts were consulted to determine which U.S….

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The Oh! in Older

************************************************************* Though I am comparably new to this aging game, I feel one instinctively knows when the declining pep portion of life begins. It’s all about the vocalizations. And the vocalizations accompany every movement…just about. Perhaps more often as one’s lifespan stretches on. It seems those grunts, groans, oofs, wah?s,…

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Take the Tour

======================<<< : >>>===================== Every once in a while it’s fun to play tourist in your own town. When my husband and I lived in Houston, the downtown area was a 30-minute drive away from home. We (along with friends) would stay at a hotel downtown for a weekend to take…

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These Are Your Options

————— < – > ————— My husband and I went furniture shopping over the weekend. I knew what I wanted when we set foot in the stadium-sized store we had chosen to visit. Like any good store, a sales person greeted us, asked what we were searching for and then…

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Local Lore

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My sweet little neighborhood in West Asheville is turning 100 this year. I, for one, am ready to celebrate its long history. My house is the oldest I have ever lived in, having been built twenty years into the neighborhood’s existence. We three (me, man, dog) walk these blocks…

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Foodie

)))))))))))))))))))))))) *((((((((((((((((((((((( I’m one of those annoying people who post pictures of the food they cook on Facebook. At least, I think it must be annoying to someone. Perhaps the folks who are cracking open another box of mac and cheese are jealous. My food looks delicious. You can’t tell…

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The Arctic News

It’s cold. I don’t have to tell you, it’s cold everywhere! Cold, I’ve found since moving from the gulf coast of Texas to the mountains of North Carolina, is relative. We had a high of 21 degrees yesterday at 7 am. Our mailman, Mike from Boston, wore shorts and a…

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Walking Into Twenty Twenty Four

Guest author: Shelly Mozlin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I keep a log of my mileage. In 2023, I walked/hiked 360 miles. This number is from a technology-dependent manual accounting system. Every time I go out walking, I record the mileage using either my iPhone or the AllTrails app to determine the mileage accrued….

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Online Everything

============================= o ============================= This is not a rant about having to do everything online. Well, maybe it is a little. I’ll start off by listing all the ways in which the ability to conduct one’s business online is great–revolutionary even! Shopping online is so convenient, if you know what you…

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