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Carol Marino: Good News

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Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
If it’s Tuesday it must be poblanos

Those who know me well know one of my summer pastimes is roasting peppers — lots of peppers.

Updated 7 months, 4 weeks ago
To Zoom or not to Zoom

A couple of weeks ago my high school senior class had a reunion — a Zoom reunion.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Adventure on the high seas

Last week I found a curious email in my inbox at work with my brother’s name in the subject line followed by the words “Brigantine Romance.”

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Border business a bit bewildering

Three years ago I went on the shortest-ever shopping trip to Canada — around 30 minutes.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Travels with Chet

Back in the summer of 1977 while I was in college and my brother Steve was in his first year of grad school, our dad wanted to “test drive” a 40-foot Winnebago to see if RVing was the kind of thing he’d enjoy in ...

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
A life well-lived, and left well

In mid-March my 93-year-old mother, who had so far lived independently in her own home in Cincinnati, was hospitalized. Though I made the 911 call due to her severe back pain (incurred while folding bedsheets) it...

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Everything’s ‘just ducky’

In the wake of a global pandemic, protests and political pandemonium, my recent forays to do some springtime birdwatching have provided me with a much welcome respite.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
A day well spent playing with pasta dough

There’s been no dearth of fresh eggs in our fridge the past several weeks thanks to our generous neighbors and their healthy henhouse.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Finding my footing on slippery slopes

A spanking new pair of Solomon cross-country skis and boots were under the Christmas tree for me in December, their performance metrics and buyer reviews meticulously researched by both my husband and son prior t...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
My decade of dance aerobics

One of the instructors at my gym recently resurrected her old dance aerobics class — 2000s-era music and moves — for a Saturday morning class. I decided it would be fun to go, having been “into” dance aerobics fo...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
My decade of dance aerobics

One of the instructors at my gym recently resurrected her old dance aerobics class — 2000s-era music and moves — for a Saturday morning class. I decided it would be fun to go, having been “into” dance aerobics fo...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
The metrics of shoveling snow

Due to circumstances beyond my control (weather and a clogged fuel line in the snowblower), I’ve been required to shovel every inch of this winter’s snowfall, one shovel at a time.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Always the next big thing

I got an unexpected introduction to yet another new technology recently.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Holidays made happier by friendly folks

As a new year flings open its sash to let in the fresh air and the passing year shutters its window and turns out the lights, there are a few people I encountered during December whose kindness made the holiday h...

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
A Christmas reflection

In one of the last lectures in the mindfulness meditation lecture series I listened to recently the author tells an old story about a woman of means named Kisa Gotami, who lived during the Buddha’s time, whose yo...