The Library: My Office Away from Home

The library: My Office Away from Home

Hello Monday Since this weekend was a bust, I decided to show you our library, my office away from home. I mean, I could talk about how FringeMan came down with the stomach bug, but that’s not a good Monday morning topic. Let’s just say I declared the second floor of our house a contamination [...]

Summer Camp ~ History in the Making


When I think of summer camp, visions of team sports, horseback riding, swimming, and muddy clothes fill my mind with bad memories, but today there are as many varieties of summer camp as there are flavors of ice-cream. Last year, my son’s history teacher sent us a letter saying she’d like to pay for my [...]

Are 200 more years possible? – Our Town’s Bicentennial Bash


Happy Birthday to Our Town, Happy Birthday to Our Town, Happy Birthday dear Our Town, Happy 200th Birthday to You! This weekend marked the 200th birthday of a little city in central New York.  Once upon a time this small city wasn’t so small.  It bustled with the thrill of new birth, a city blooming [...]

I’m giving you the super-sized nuggets.

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I guess I could have split this post into several bite size nuggets, but I’m giving you the whole super-sized nugget pack.  We’re talking the McDonald’s twenty piece.  Did you want fries with that? This week I realized that if I were an attorney, I would be a public defender. My kids, especially my daughter, [...]

It’s not only the Moose watching…Part 4

Dirty Clothes in Limerick reno

Deep Fried Tomatoes & Bakes Potatoes, Part 6 Devil Dog on My Porch (Prt. 5) It’s Not Only The Moose Watching (Prt. 4) Closing – Not a Naked Dance (Prt. 3) Our Dream House (Prt. 2) From the Beginning (Prt. 1) I am convinced if it were not for the young and verifiably insane, we [...]

Lessons in Learning


Last week Snakelover asked me if I am using a curriculum for homeschooling.  The answer is a resounding YES.  I realize some people can successfully un-school (?) their children, but when the FringeFamily is left to their own imaginations, life gets pretty shallow. I fear we would sit around all day watching stupid YouTube videos [...]

I Love My Country


I love her rocky Maine shores and Pensacola’s white sand beaches.  I love finding starfish in tidepools, while gulping in large breaths of salty air.  I love the feel of the sun warming my face, while my feet bury in the sand. I love her cities standing tall and rising proud.  I love eating hot [...]