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Cutting the Cord

Cutting the Cord

I did it. After years of of saying I’d do it, and a bunch of research, I cut the cord. I got rid of cable. I moved in October and when I did, I noticed my cable bill kept creeping up, a couple dollars every month. I had Spectrum. I hate Spectrum. But anyway, I was annoyed. I called a couple times and their retention specialist were not helpful, at all. In early March I did speak with someone who…

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Reading Round-Up: Feb. & March Edition

Reading Round-Up: Feb. & March Edition

In trying to complete the Romance-o-poly Challenge this year, I’ve been reading a lot of ‘new to me’ authors, and many books that are ‘new to me’ are actually old but I consider new because they’ve been on my kindle for a million years, still unread. (Okay, not a million, but like six…). However, this last couple months, the trend has half “new to me” authors, and the other half authors I’m familiar with, as a reader. February was a…

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When You’re Stuck Between Winter and Spring

When You’re Stuck Between Winter and Spring

If you’re from the northeast, or really anywhere that experiences wild seasonal weather four times a year, you’ll be aware of that time between winter and spring that almost seem caught in time. It feels like it’s stuck, or at least barely moving. An example–here in Central New York yesterday it was in the sixties and we had our windows open last night. Today? It’s snowing. And sure, the big piles of snow are finally melting but now it’s just…

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The Shortest Month Always Seems the Longest

The Shortest Month Always Seems the Longest

February is the shortest month, and where we are in Central New York, it also ends up feeling like the coldest. Meterologically speaking, I don’t know if this is the case, but after four months of the cold and white stuff falling from the sky, it freaking feels like the cold has settled in my bones and will never leave. And even though it is short, I feel like I have to pack in a million things into it. Thankfully…

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Weekend at Thistle Dew

Weekend at Thistle Dew

As I write this blog I’m sitting in a home, much of which was built sometime in the early 1800s. It’s set on 300 acres in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, in Remsen, New York. Wolfka, the friendliest dog in quite possibly the entire world, is curled up somewhere, probably at the feet, or near the feet of, a busy writer who is tapping away at their keyboard. Writers are writing in the Adirondack room, and others are sitting…

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