Monthly Archives: August 2015

Walk a Carriage Road

by cheri John D. Rockefeller donated 11,000 acres on Mt. Desert Island in Maine to augment the land holdings of what we know as Acadia National Park. He also funded a unique system of transportation within the park–a network of crushed … Continue reading

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The House of Seven Green Gables

by cheri Just in time to experience my first hurricane (Bill) in August of 2009, I arrived in Nova Scotia, along with my husband, whose desire to visit the location of Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News, prompted our trip to … Continue reading

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What a woman does when her husband leaves for nine days…

by cheribabu As a teacher for over 43 years, I feel guilty when there is nothing for an eager reader to learn from my posts here on the blog, but sometimes, actually quite a bit of the time, I am … Continue reading

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Writing as crisp as a pickle

by cheri  sabraw A colorful display of Ball canning jars sitting like needy souls at the end of an aisle in Target stopped me yesterday. I’m not sure why I lingered over the cornflower blue pints, lavender quarts, and petite … Continue reading

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Saturday fitness check

by cheri  OK. Two weeks have passed since I hired a torturer trainer to motivate me (and my muscles). Maybe you, too, decided to get into better health two weeks ago. Or maybe you are like Ken G., Bill, Muni, … Continue reading

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The Bayeux Tapestry and the Channel Crossing

by cheri block sabraw In the dark winter of 2010, I listened to an engaging lecture on the Bayeux Tapestry given by Dr. Linda Paulson of Stanford University. On the screen behind the professor, colorful photos of the Tapestry moved … Continue reading

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