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Empire Building

It’s less than a week from Christmas, though it doesn’t feel like it. It’s forecasted to be 60 degrees on Christmas Eve! No chance of a...

Never Forgotten Thymes Shoppe

A Warm December Day

Yesterday, was a rare warm December day that got me out and about. It began going antiquing with my daughter and son-in-law and ended with a...

Saying Thanks

And just like that, the four-day Thanksgiving weekend is over…but I got quite a bit done in those four days. I built two cabinets, finished a...

Faries Lamp

Doers

As usual, fall lasted about 3.8 days in Illinois. Winter-like temperatures are here, and I spent much of the day slipping into seasonal depression, but revived...

Decatur’s Ghost Stories

It’s just a week away from Halloween, and that means ghost stories, visiting Greenwood Cemetery, and eating caramel apples, double-dipped of course, from Del’s Popcorn. I...

Decatur Bike Path

Biking in Decatur

This morning I went on a chilly but beautiful fall bike ride along Decatur’s bike path. I think the official name is Steven’s Creek Bikeway, but...

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The Plan

It’s probably safe to say that the last year-and-a-half or so has postponed or derailed a lot of plans. Covid-19 isn’t over, and it’s still affecting...