Category Archives: Friends

Shelagh’s Guide to Procrastination

Well, given that I started the blog nearly nine months ago, I have decided to let myself be the one to finish it with my own final entry. So, you probably figured out that we’re home. We made it (ages … Continue reading

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1000 Miles Later

“Now’s the Time”   ~ Charlie Parker It really is time. It’s been two weeks,* life is getting back to what used to be normal and perhaps it’s time to wrap this baby up and put it to sleep. How do … Continue reading

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Sentimental Journey … Interrupted

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon Der mentsh trakht un Got lakht. (Man plans and God laughs.) ~ Yiddish Proverb Biking into Vermont is going to be the most amazing and emotional experience. … Continue reading

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Northampton

I already said in my Poughkeepsie post — in which I didn’t give Poughkeepsie anywhere near the recognition it deserves and would have gotten if it had fallen toward the beginning of the trip, rather than the end — that … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

I’ve been looking forward to Philly since leaving Charleston.  For me, entering Pennsylvania will be momentous and as we approach I am very excited.  But there is no welcome sign.  Ok, there is a Mason-Dixon sign but that is not … Continue reading

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Philadelphia (Or How I Broke a Perfectly Nice Puppy)

Our arrival in Philly is exciting on a couple of important levels. First, we’re looking forward to seeing our friends, Larry and Linda. Larry was Jerry’s college roommate and has stayed a very good friend since then. We get together with … Continue reading

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Philology … from a Philadelphian … trying to get to Philadelphia

Linguists make it clear that the meaning of words changes with time. Check out the meaning of “silly” as it changes from Shakespeare’s to our present usage. Very interesting. They tell us that to try to keep our language usage … Continue reading

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