All those years ago

10 September, 2016
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Leave it to me to replace one addiction with another. Shortly after I took a break from Facebook, I received an offer for two free weeks of Ancestry.com. Hahaha. Haha. Ha. Ha. Well a week later, here I am. I’ve …

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Family Union

13 July, 2015
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It wasn’t an event so much as it was a vibe — a great feeling. We reunited after many, many years (in fact, until last weekend, I don’t believe we have ever had a Martin family reunion), and spent the …

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Of webcams and heartache

1 December, 2014
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I broke down and bought one of these¬†today. As a longtime user of the soon-to-be-just-about-obsolete desktop PC (of all the computers/devices I use, it’s my all-time favorite), I don’t have an onboard camera. You know…to use with Skype. To talk …

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Quiet day

27 November, 2014
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The boisterous laughter and silliness and love from last night’s Hamsgiving celebration is a pretty sharp contrast to this morning: a freezing cold, quiet day of slow beginnings,¬†napping pups (Pax was definitely overstimulated last night and loved every minute of …

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It’s Hamtastic

26 November, 2014
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I am grateful to pigs everywhere for tonight. For those who don’t know: our children make the Thanksgiving rounds to two-three different homes every year. Several Thanksgivings ago, I decided to try something different for our November family feast, to …

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