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Cookie's Bliss Family Travel Unsung Heros

You, Me, The Atlantic

Now, more than ever, I needed to go home to Mother.

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Animals Closet of Anxieties Politics Self Reliance

The Race

I spent much of September watching the hummingbirds fight over sugar water. What a waste of energy, I thought.

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Cookie's Bliss The USA Walkaholic

The Nearby Hinterlands: remnant of the America Dream

The American Dream is alive and well just around the corner, a short walk from Trouts Farm.

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Animals Community Cookie's Bliss Self Reliance

Chicken TV

“Chicken TV is keeping me sane,” she says, as we soak in that timeless world, mesmerized by their languid pecking and the occasional drop of a leaf.

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Family Food

Apples from the Tree of Knowledge

Fun with Dick and Jane followed: a secular version of worldly wisdom with pages splashed in pictures of apple-cheeked children under blue skies. I devoured my lessons, turning them over in my mind before I fell asleep at night, wondering which ones held the key to family harmony.