Summer Fun Down the Shore (a photo)

Photo taken in Ocean City, NJ, in summer of 2021.

My family and I recently spent a long weekend in Ocean City, NJ, soaking up the sun on the beach. In the Philadelphia and New Jersey area, we call this going “down the shore.”

Growing up, my family usually went down the shore every summer. I have some great memories of being at the beach, on the boardwalk at night, and discovering new music at the record stores in town.

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Nico Loves his Treats! (a photo)

Photo taken in Philadelphia in spring of 2021.

Every Saturday, Rachel and I walk over to a coffee shop in our neighborhood. It’s become a nice weekend ritual for us. The place has great coffee and crepes and the added bonus of giving us free treats for Nico! Dogs are so smart – Nico seems to sense we’re heading for the shop and knows the treats are coming.

Lately, he’s been struggling on the walks because it’s been so hot. So, we need to take some water with us so he can take a drink every so often. Anything to get him his beloved treats!

The Old Family Farm (Happy Earth Day)

Today I wanted to bring you a photo of my family’s old farm. These 250 acres of the family farm land in Pelham, TN, is where I spent a lot of my time growing up and where I learned a lot about food. My Mutsi had a tiny vineyard where we could pick the grapes to make jam. My Papa had a little garden out front where we could collect veggies for our salads and other side dishes.

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Daily Quote: Wisdom from RBG

“If you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it. I had a life partner who thought my work was as important as his, and I think that made all the difference for me.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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