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Spinning Straw Into Gold

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Apr. 5, 2015 9:20 am 
Updated: Apr. 16, 2015 3:18 pm
LIFE IS GOOD! On the river, there is an ever changing view, each day, each week, each month, each season, and really each hour. It's like God has given us a dynamic art gallery, right in our backyard. Often in the early morning the sepia tones give the river an artistic quality that almost… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 11, 2015 4:49 am 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2015 9:22 am
I have to admit it. I am an AmazonLLC addict. And, I am not apologizing! I remember reading a New York Times story a few years ago about a woman in New York City who was a GrouponTM addict. She bought so many Groupons that she ran out of time to use them all before their expiration dates.… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 17, 2015 11:16 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:21 pm
Are you ready? It seems, lately, if you listen to radio, that everyone from Homeland Security to FEMA to various other agencies, is using their PSAs (Public Service Announcements) to warn the public about impending disasters.   So do they know something we don’t know? I thought our President… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 13, 2015 2:14 pm 
Updated: Jan. 26, 2015 4:25 am
OK, warning: this is a rant about food assassins!    My ranting could be because, beautiful as it is on the river, it is brrr-cold and windy and even the river seems to bubble its complaints. You can see its ripples and almost a tide stretching out from the bank to its middle. The ducks… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 22, 2014 9:03 am 
Updated: Dec. 4, 2014 2:01 pm
When we first found the little foreclosure house, which we now call the River House, I returned that evening to our apartment and couldn’t get the little house out of my mind.   I didn’t sleep much that night. I kept imagining that back deck overlooking the river, and could see myself holding… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 8, 2014 10:15 am 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2014 10:23 am
It’s amazing how huge changes in our behavior sneak up in small steps. When I look at even the vocabulary I use today, I realize that even as recent as a couple of decades ago words like mouse, desktop, icons, footprint, kindle, application, tablet, and so many more, meant something… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 11, 2014 12:59 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 10:01 am
You all know I am into green smoothies, organics, antioxidants and the like. But when I began reading about how to do the  pH thing, I was overwhelmed. Learning all about the balance of alkaline and acid for the body  seemed foreign to think about.     I dabbled with the idea, but really had… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 10, 2014 9:40 am 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 1:11 pm
It's ALMOST spring! We are so ready to be rid of the snow here in CT. So I dressed my dear angel to  match the joy of Easter, spring, and   the colors we want to see soon.   Hope you enjoy her as much as we do. And, thanks to you all for the suggestion to keep this going seasonally. (Click… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 24, 2014 7:33 am 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2014 8:42 am
Until yesterday, I was feeling apologetic that I consciously plan to find some willing male to assist me in lifting my carryon into the overhead bin on every flight where my hubby does not accompany me.   I’ve been congratulating myself on having learned from George Clooney (Up in the Air) how… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2014 8:31 am 
Updated: Feb. 6, 2014 8:38 am
Our move to Connecticut involved downsizing from 2100 sq. ft. to 1200 sq. ft. with a storage area of about 300 sq. ft. This seems to be a growing trend among boomers, so I don’t think we are unusual.But, do the rest of you feel overwhelmed with the need to discard, dispense, give away, trash… MORE
 
 
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Marjorie

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As a freelancer, I write about food, travel, entertainment and health. Publishing began as business/health writer for Orange County Business Journal, drama critic for Orange County Register, LA Times, and Irvine World News, and food critic for Orange County Register's 13 city papers. I follow hubby around the country, so next destination in IL/WI was freelancing for Stateline Business and Rock River Times (my Lunch with Marjorie column is still online there). Now in CT, I write about life in New England, travel, continue Lunch with Marjorie, and have other ventures happening. I have consolidated all my writings at www.readmstradinger.com. Click on MENU for the growing list. Please leave comments! Thank you so much for reading. Marjorie
My favorite things to cook
breakfast scones, a myriad of stuffed peppers, frittatas, and lately Grouper.
My favorite family cooking traditions
sharing meals with family and friends
My cooking triumphs
grand marnier souffle, which my husband and I make together.
My cooking tragedies
kidney lasagne...hey, we were trying to save $$. lol
 
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