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RV Hall of Fame and Museum

Tom thinks the best thing about our quick trip to Indiana and Chicago was our stop at the RV Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.  Elkhart, Indiana is known as the “RV Capital of the World.”  Three RV manufacturers started their businesses in Elkhart in the 1930’s, and today there are more than …

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Another Round of Poison Ivy

Despite my best efforts to avoid poison ivy, I suffered through another round of it at the beginning of June.  I think I touched some poison ivy when we were spreading mulch at John and Jackie’s.  I noticed the rash starting on my arms a couple of days later.  As soon as the blisters started, …

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Uptown Westerville Farmers Market

Last Saturday Tom and I visited the Uptown Westerville Farmers Market for the first time.  I’ve always loved the idea of Farmers Markets.  It makes me think of old-time market days where everyone in a village goes to the market to sell or buy.  In my imagination, you can buy the freshest produce or yummiest …

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Dames Rocket, aka False Phlox

On our recent evening with Pete and Cathy, we stopped to look at some beautiful wildflowers.  Cathy mentioned that someone had told her they were phlox and she asked me if they were.  I assured her they were, indeed, native phlox.  Wild phlox look very different from the creeping phlox that are used for garden …

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Groovy Plants Ranch in Marengo, Ohio

Tom and I recently visited the Groovy Plants Ranch.  We have been building up the landscaped beds in our yard, and wanted some daylilies.  Our usual nursery, Hoover Gardens, didn’t have a good selection of daylilies, so I called several places to see what they had.  When I called Groovy Plants Ranch, the woman on …

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Observations about Life and Aging

Today I want to make a few observations about life and aging.  They are not profound or even particularly important.  As an introvert, I have lots of conversations in my head, and these are a few of the observations I have made from the conversations with myself. First, why does one side of my face …

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Racial Bias in Cell Phone Technology

I recently started thinking about racial bias in cell phone technology.  This isn’t something that I would have considered, being covered by white privilege.  But, during the Super Bowl, there was a commercial for the Google Pixel 6.  One of the advantages to this new camera is new technology that gets skin tones of non-white …

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