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Monthly Archives: June 2011

During the long months that I am back in Arizona, I dream – yes, dream – about my mother in-law’s strawberry shortcake. It’s one part Frank’s bakery shortbread biscuit, one part Langley’s strawberries and one part homemade whipped cream. To D.I.E. for.

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Holy dinner, this guy was enormous!!! I still can’t figure out how he made it into the trap. We figure he must have gone in backwards. He certainly enjoyed himself a few little fellas while hanging out in there. Weighing in at over 14 pounds his crusher claw was unreal and he was all business. […]

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If you didn’t know, today was the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. I decided at the last minute to try and photograph the sunset from atop Cadillac Mountain. And so Sadie and I jumped in the truck and hugged the mountain road, only to arrive in time to watch the […]

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As we touched down late last night, I looked out the plane window and saw what I had been waiting for — home. While fog and darkness limited my view, I was more than thrilled to be landing. I had anxiously looked forward to seeing my special place in this crazy world below me. My […]

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“We’re not like other families, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s a good thing…” Father’s day is this Sunday. I’ll be home on the island spending it with my stepfather, Tommy. For the past few years, I’ve wanted to call Tommy ‘Dad’: I’d rather say ‘my folk’s house’ then, ‘my mom and step-father’. He’s […]

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