Da Pooch Report

Carol’s Review: And thus, it begs the question: Who among us DOESN’T respond favorably to a well-timed treat? }{}{}{}{} * {}{}{}{}{ Like so many people during the start of the pandemic, we adopted a dog for long walks in the woods, amiable companionship and quiet evenings snuggling on the couch. …

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Bocce Dreams

Shelley’s Review:  As a lifelong bocce player, I am grateful to Cheryl and crew for this effort. I am excited to get in there and play. Against a novice! Someone I can beat! Or not. Either way, celebratory Spanakopita is on me.  She crouches in a warrior-like stance on the…

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My Street is Not Flat

Gina’s Review:  I can relate to this story having grown up in Florida, where it’s flat for hundreds of miles except for some sand dunes. >><<–>><<–>><<–>><< I live on a hill.  Not at the top, but close to it.  I feel a certain amount of loftiness living on this hill. …

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The Birds and The Bees

(And other outdoor calamities) Robert’s review: The tiny crunch of the fuzzy yellow bodies of the Squash Lady Beetle larva is also very satisfying as they are squashed. )(-)(-)(-)(-)(-)(-)(-)(-)(-)(-)(-)( I live in a beautiful place.  I can sit outside on my back deck, sipping my tea and admiring the beauty…

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Hair Today

Chelsea’s Review:  Warning! You will laugh loudly, so keep that in mind if you’re reading this in public…and then share it with the person giving you a funny look! I drove around the block three times in frustration before I noticed a narrow driveway between the building I was seeking…

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The Battle of the Bilge

Anne’s Review:  My take from this fluid piece (pun intended) is that my intrepid friend, Cheryl, can turn nasty floodwaters into yummy berry pies. I want her on my ark. May her bilge never again bulge! ======================================================== Shortly after we moved to our casita in the mountains, Tropical Storm Michael…

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The New 65

Robert’s review:  65.  Been there done that.  Jump on in, the water’s fine! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don’t really know how a woman my age should behave.  Sometimes I’m in the Modest, Respectable Matron camp and other times I’m in the Who Gives a Crap mode.  I want to kick up my…

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