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New Tradition?

A fun Fourth of July tradition may be in the works. Last year, I spent the holiday with some family and friends at the Jacksonville Suns baseball game. After our home team’s one-run loss, we were treated to fireworks accompanied … Continue reading

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Earth Day Resolutions

Have you ever noticed how Earth Day is a New Year’s Eve of sorts? You know, complete with the inspiration to do good things and make changes, to become a better person and steward for the planet. Preparations, big or … Continue reading

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Beet It!

While I extract photographs of our quasi-canoe adventure on Jekyll Island from my kid’s camera (it was waterproof and, therefore, the least likely of them all to be destroyed in case of boat flippage), I thought I would share a … Continue reading

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Adventuring: Jekyll Island (Day One)

This holiday weekend has been a whirlwind, which gives me a good excuse to break it all down one day at a time. Matt, Elle, and I had so much fun – minus the spell of mild food poisoning the … Continue reading

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Seafood Market

On New Year’s Eve, Matt and I had to prepare for my family’s annual NYE seafood feast. We drove out to the village of Mayport to check out a fresh seafood market called Safe Harbor Seafood where we planned on … Continue reading

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Christmas in South Carolina

My family decided months ago that we would spend this year’s Christmas holiday in Orangeburg, South Carolina, at my brother’s house.  His place is only about 3 ½ hours from Jacksonville and it’s an easy weekend drive. I especially enjoy … Continue reading

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The Santa Question

Gone are the days of enchanting storytelling, the candid and uncomplicated wishes that could only be made by a child, the unknowable moments of trust she put into this man and his elves to bring to her what she asked … Continue reading

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