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First Bread of 2018

on January 1st, 2018 at 11:53:12 AM



Used Ken Forkish's method for overnight bread in Flour Water Salt Yeast.

Crust was excellent. The crumb could have been airier so next time I'll wait longer between each fold and let it rise longer than 12 hours. 

New York Dec 2017

on December 28th, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM

We spent a few days in NY with the kids between xmas and new years. It was frigid, but we had a great time. Highlights: the MET (Hockney, Rodin, Michelangelo), Winter Market in Bryant Park (churros&chocolate, artisan shops), consignment clothes shopping in the East Village (L Trian Vintage, Buffalo Exchange), and a minuature world at Gulliver's Gate in Time Square. We stayed at the Lucerne Hotel in the Upper West side a couple of blocks from the park and Natural History musuem. Had great food at Veselka (pierogies), Starlight Diner, Osteria Cotta (best arancini), Freddie & Peppers pizza, churros and chocolate at the Winter Market, and great coffee and pastries from Irving Farm Roasters.

More photos from the trip.

Southwest Trip, Summer 2017

on July 22nd, 2017 at 9:28:35 AM

Phoenix to see Ted, Lisa and the kids

Sedona with Nancy and Helena

Antelope Caynon on a reservation in northern Arizona

Zion and Bryce Caynons in Utah

Quick stop in Las Vegas for the Cirque du Soleil Love show



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Paige in Hairspray

on May 5th, 2017 at 8:00:00 PM

There weren't enough boys in the cast, so Paige passed up the chance to wear a pretty flouncy 60's dress and agreed to play a boy part. The show must go on!

Ski racers

on February 11th, 2017 at 7:00:00 PM

Getting up in the dark and standing in the cold all day was worth it.

Inside OUT Ottoson

on October 15th, 2016 at 8:00:00 PM

The Inside OUT project at the Ottoson Middle School gives kids a chance to show their support for diversity and speak out against racism and bigotry.




Bermuda Cruise, Fall 2016

on October 2nd, 2016 at 8:00:00 PM

Uncle took the family on a third cruise - to Bermuda this time.

Paige on Stage

on August 8th, 2016 at 3:35:43 PM

Paige had her stage debut last week in the Menotomy Musical Theater production of High School Musical. She played the roles of the Party DJ, and as one of the jocks - both a basketball player and a cheerleader. She was fantastic, including being able to manage three costumes changes.


Paul McCartney: Antidote to violence and hate

on July 20th, 2016 at 6:45:09 AM

Boston July 17 - Fenway Park

Birthday card from Elizabeth

on June 15th, 2016 at 7:05:41 AM