Category Archives: Randall

Helsinki, Finland

  Helsinki may have been my favorite port. The ship docked really close to town and the day we docked happened to be one of sailboat racing just outside the security area at the terminal. That is not a picture … Continue reading

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St Petersburg, Russia

We went on a cruise of the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg was one port of call. We were there for two days. This is where I booked excursions for everyone in spite of detesting commercialism of any kind because I … Continue reading

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Copenhagen, Denmark

This was our first stop on the cruise. We were jet-lagged, excited, exhausted and ready to get our feet on dry land, so we stepped off the ship at the Freeport docks and hoofed it into town. First stop, and … Continue reading

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Sorry, still in the works but I keep losing my stuff switching computers…feel free to leave suggestions for improvement in the comments section. Shine (May 10th, 2009) Sidewalk sky no sun-bright spot, Even the svelte and flexible co-eds in their … Continue reading

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The Pool

For many years our house was a ladies health spa. This was back in the 1970’s and 80’s when women and men still mostly segregated themselves for exercise. One of the lessors of the health spa decided to put in … Continue reading

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Sundays at Five

Sunday supper, Our kids are growing up. One lives on his own, another with her mother. Both are within a short drive though and so I decided to try and institute an every Sunday family meal so that we all … Continue reading

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Derby Day Salon

Homeschoolers do not have the performance options that traditionally schooled children do. We don’t have recorder concerts or magic nights or school plays, unless we are members of a great cooperative. We homeschoolers have to be creative in order to … Continue reading

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