Author Archives: Erin

Easter

The kids insisted on dyeing eggs this year, and they liked the idea so much they wanted to try two different methods.  We love deviled eggs, egg salad, etc., so we should make it through a second batch later this … Continue reading

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Civics Lessons

Our kids have gotten to ages that make it possible to reassert the art of adult conversation around and through dinner and homework help.  Also, we’re desperate, and time is limited.  And as the kids listen to us, they swell … Continue reading

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“Spring” Break

This past week was our spring break.  As in, a week when neither Sydney nor I had teaching responsibilities, and the kids were in school.  We were running hard in February, so we’ve been looking forward to this time! Well, … Continue reading

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Nathaniel’s arsenal grows

Nathaniel doesn’t take to time changes, since he’s an early riser who struggles to get to sleep if it’s still light outside (yeah, summer with him is fun).  So I wasn’t surprised that he showed a fraying temper this evening, … Continue reading

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Early Kentucky Spring

A couple of years ago, I headed to a spring visit event for prospective students.  Campus was deserted.  We were in the midst of a snowstorm, classes had been canceled, and only the prospective students and their parents were up … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Mom and Dad

On Wednesday, my parents will celebrate 48 years of marriage, if I’ve got my dates right.  That is seriously impressive to me, who has only been married a quarter as long.  Congratulations!! Erin

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Christmas in Nova Scotia

It’s been four years since we’ve been to see Sydney’s family in Nova Scotia, so a visit was long overdue.  We also had to come meet our only nephew, who was born earlier this year (during the peak of farming … Continue reading

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My book is IN

I have no pretty pictures to show you (trust me: there’s nothing pretty about this), but today I emailed my revised book manuscript to my editor and walked a hard copy down to the post office.  After a year of … Continue reading

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Who says Sydney can’t carve?

A colleague recently teased me that I probably didn’t really understand Thanksgiving, since no one in our house was going to be carving a turkey.  Well, it’s no longer Thanksgiving, and this is no turkey, but Sydney can certainly carve … Continue reading

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Winter Hike at Shaker Village

Yesterday we took a long hike at Shaker Village, on the Tanyard Trail (6 miles).  The end of the semester has us feeling a bit of cabin fever (so much grading and writing time . . .), so it was … Continue reading

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