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- DNA Ethnicity Test Result Reliability – It’s All About Expectations
- Chasing Family – Online Family Trees: To Post or Not to Post?
- Chasing Family… Down a Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
- The Pros and Cons of Fear and Anger
- Starting a New Holiday Tradition
- The Giving Season and the Thoughtful Giver
- Do I Really Have My Father’s Eyes?
- Symbols of Cities and Lands
- Land Meets Water
- The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude
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Category Archives: Recreation
Chasing Family… Down a Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
I haven’t regularly posted to this blog for a while. Life gets in the way sometimes, but since this week marks my 5-year “blogoversary” I’m inspired to jump back in. I’ve recently had eye surgery, and the world is literally … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Family, Genealogy, Recreation, Ruminations Tagged Ancestry, Family History, Genealogy 6 Comments
Symbols of Cities and Lands
Some landmarks are iconic – a single image of them conjures the names of the places they represent. They become symbols of their locations… Like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower in Paris… The Great Wall of China… Tower Bridge in … Continue reading
Land Meets Water
In May, my beloved and I went out to the West Coast for a family wedding, and took advantage of the time to do some travel and sightseeing in the Bay area and north. These are some images from small … Continue reading
Posted in Photo Challenges, Recreation, Travelogues Tagged Beaches, lifestyle, photography, photos, Shores, Weekly Travel Theme 6 Comments
C’mon Guys, This is Boston!
I went to college in Boston, arguably one of the most resilient cities in the USA. I still go back whenever I can. I love taking the T or just walking the Freedom Trail. I lived in the Back Bay area, … Continue reading
Posted in Giving Back, Recreation, Ruminations, Travelogues Tagged Boston, Fair Play, lifestyle, New Egland Patriots, Super Bowl 7 Comments
Beautiful Gardens, Elusive Dreams
OK, I confess. I had a sort of nerdy childhood. The heroes I hungrily read about were composers, artists, writers, kings and queens. My mother was particularly fascinated by Henry VIII and his family, the Tudors. She told us stories … Continue reading
Posted in Photo Challenges, Recreation, Travelogues Tagged Gardens, Hampton Court, Henry VIII, lifestyle, photos, Tudors, Weekly Travel Theme 12 Comments
The Portable Magic of Books
“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” ― J.K. Rowling I grew up with books. I think every room in our … Continue reading
Posted in Recreation, Ruminations Tagged Books, children, lifestyle, literacy, Memories, Parents, reading, Reading to children 14 Comments
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