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Art, Tacos and More

Arts Alley Then Tacos The hubs and I slipped out to Mission Taco Joint at Crossroads for a bite to eat. It was the first time we had been, but it sure won’t be the last. The Mango Hop-Anero Shrimp … Continue reading

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The 6th Annual NEKCHS Homes Tour

I meant to post this a month ago, I truly did. And then I began to feel bad that I only saw four of the locations. “How can I post pictures of the tour with only four of the stops? … Continue reading

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What I See Happening Here Instead

The last few months have seen an upswing in gun violence, burglary, car chases and more. And perhaps I’m more of an optimist (although I prefer Optimistic Realist, thank you very much) because while I see the crime (or rather … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle

As I drove down to 12th Street today, I passed a familiar face, the codes inspection guy for our area. He was busy photographing a vacant house that keeps getting broken into. And I was both happy to see him … Continue reading

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Ah…Acrimony…How I Have NOT Missed You

I deal with others plainly – up front, honest – and I expect the same. It doesn’t always happen, my approach is not always responded to in kind and I have long said, “That’s their problem, not mine.” As I … Continue reading

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Land Rush in the ‘Hood

I am very excited to announce that we have purchased yet another contiguous property here in our little corner of the ‘hood. A 1,300 square foot three bedroom, one bath house built circa 1895 to the east of us. In … Continue reading

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Be a Better Person Than This

I rarely get into Facebook fights. I rarely get into fights at all. Partly because I’m a big-hearted overly emotional wimp, but also because it really messes me up for DAYS afterward. I would as soon someone go around and … Continue reading

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High Hopes and Fingers Crossed

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed The weather is absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?! I have spent a good deal of the past four days outside gardening. We’ve cleared parts of the yard, burned brush, planted seeds, and finished installing the rest … Continue reading

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The Cottage Gets a Facelift

My wrists are aching and I am worn out! But thanks to my amazing family, friends, neighbors and more – here is what we managed to get done today. Nearly the entire house has its first coat of paint, and … Continue reading

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Code Violation Painting (and more!) Party

Some of the best advice I have ever gotten (and heeded) is this: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The worst that can happen is that someone says “no.” So here is my latest “Oh my, I have to … Continue reading

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