Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Apparently, once you hit 70 or so, you don’t sleep. At least that’s what I’ve learned after spending two nights and three days with my parents this past weekend. I really thought that older people slept a lot – or at least napped – sort of like cats, but, alas, that is obviously not the …

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I’ll confess! Turn off the interrogation lights! This week I logged on to Facebook, briefly breaking my 30-day detox. I know. I’m a total fraud. But, wait! Let me explain. Here is how it all started: without logging onto Facebook, I looked at the Today Show Parenting Team’s Facebook page this week, out of curiosity, …

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When I saw the notification on my smartphone screen and read the first few words I knew the message wasn’t going to be a fun one to read. I dreaded opening that message and maybe I should have ignored it, but instead I decided to bite the bullet and read a scolding I had expected …

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Photography today is creating what isn’t real. It’s manipulation of you, the viewer. That beautiful scene with that family in an open field with amazing sun? Nine times out of ten that’s not real. It was edited in Photoshop. The power lines were painted out, the sun flare was added with an overlay and that …

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I was inside when he pulled up to our yard sale. My son and husband were outside with him but I stepped out to see if he had any questions about the items he was looking at. He did but only about a film camera I was selling, which turned out to be his launching …

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I picked up my 10 year old son  the last day of camp and found him covered in mud and smiling – just the way I like to see him. He attends a day camp about 45 minutes from our house in rural Bradford County, Pa. for a week each June. Stoney Point Camp is …

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I scroll down the page and my heart sinks. Here I am again, feeling left out and less than. A group of photographers met up and their meeting was full of creative opportunities. They’re all sharing photos and gushing about the chance to expand their artistic wings. Comments on each other’s photos range from “amazing!” …

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I’m in the kitchen trying to perfect a Ree Drummond recipe but every few moments my oldest is shouting that the cat is on his Lego table knocking pieces off to smack around on the floor or the youngest is holding an empty bowl and asking me when she can have “port top” (pork chop). …

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