Getting Sappy for Fall Foliage

Julie, an Ohioan friend of mine who just moved north from Gainesville, Florida to Kentucky, sent me a link to a Time story about buying fall leaves from New England. She understands the importance of […]

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Shell Contracting, Hygge-style

After nearly nineteen hours of intercontinental travel, we, Los 4 Fantásticos, stepped through the front door and zombie-walked toward anything radiating “comfort.” We Pig Piled on the cats, even the annoying one. We made hot chocolate […]

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National Talk Like a Trucker Day Redux!

Five years ago today, I was driving from a Fricken Chicken barbeque in Fulton, New York to a travel center in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, retracing my 2007 big rig state-hop with my dad. I was “performing […]

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Beyond Lima

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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Places to Let Toddlers Run in Lima

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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Getting Around Lima with Toddlers

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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Livin’ La Comida Loca

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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Kids on a Plane: Long Trips (Two-Plus Hours) with Toddlers

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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¡Listos Para Perú!

This post is one of a six-part series on our recent family trip to Perú. The dentist will be visited. Jorge el Curioso will be watched. Paracas will be braved. Bread will be eaten. Spanish will […]

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As Writers, As People, Defer to Who You Are.

It’s 1:16 p.m. I’ve just gotten both the kids to nap. It’s taken me four days to re-synch them after their schedules were all off during an intense weekend of non-stop book proposal hysteria.

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