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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may…

Sarah / October 1, 2019

I wrote a recent blog post on receiving that faded, old tupperware with Paul’s cigars. When I finally came to terms with the reality after Irma that all else was gone, those were what I wanted back. Their sweet smell was life, and happiness, and love, on Poet Warrior, who I loved. I still haven’t decided whether I wish Paul…

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Cigars – and love and life…

Sarah / August 13, 2019

That faded old Tupperware is where Paul always kept his good cigars on our boat. The really good ones… like the ones that are too good to actually smoke. I think there is one in there that Morgan Freeman gave him. We lost the boat in Irma almost two years ago, and that crushed us both. We both still desperately…

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Lessons in Refuge Living

So on my third day here, we set out on our first adventure – a two night hiking trip to one of the many remote mountain refuges. Being a newbie, I had much to learn about refuge living.  I chose the Refuge de Loriaz for our adventure. Loriaz has been in its current site since the 1600’s, and the current…

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Roots … and vines

So last Christmas, the Baker family enjoyed a really special Christmas all together for the first time in several years. For Paul and me, it was our first Christmas in the new house, and our first Christmas with Gus … who REALLY likes Christmas, it turns out. After we finished opening presents, Emily announces, “We’re moving to France.” So while…

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Reflections from late 2017

Sarah / November 27, 2017

I can’t shake a feeling we are in the process of adjusting.  I’m not sure yet what that means … time will tell, I suppose. After far too much time prioritizing work, and half-heartedly trying to get back into the shape I used to be in, I spent 30 minutes thinking about it and decided that I needed a Peloton. Cycling…

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