Sorry I'm Not From Around Here Section :: Page 2

  • BLOG — Mermaid feet

    A small gaggle of kids of all ages will gather at Gaunt Park Pool for the next two weeks for swim lessons. I was on hand with my daughter, Lucy, for the level one beginner class. (Photo by Anthony Fife)

    My daughter’s first days at swim lessons at Gaunt Park Pool make me reflect (ha!) on my own childhood love for swimming.

  • BLOG — Le Fabuleux Destin de Moi

    woohoo wedding

    Several weeks ago, I went to a screening of Amelie at the Little Art’s “Last Reel Film Festival.” Then I got married. I’ll explain how these two things are, vaguely, related.

  • BLOG — Motor Mama

    1993 Nissan, 2002 Lauren. 2013 Nissan, 2013 Lauren.

    Last year, with a broken heart and nothing but $200 to console me, I wrote about the loss of my favorite car. And here I am, getting ready to write about cars again.

  • BLOG — Testing, testing

    I began to wonder what it is that makes it so hard for me to approach people sometimes. In this particular case, it probably had at least a little to do with the fact that I was walking around wearing big ol’ headphones.

  • BLOG — Not in my back yard! (But in my front yard.)

    twin coach movie nite

    A few weeks ago, the news ran its annual holiday story, in which various community members shared stories that they thought exemplified a sense of community. I thought I’d chime in with my own addition.

  • BLOG – Give a little bit

    THUMB_Blog

    For community members who need a little help this time of year, and year-round, there is assistance available via a variety of organizations, listed here. And for those who have more than enough, why not consider donating to one or several of these causes?

  • BLOG – A house of a different color

    Lauren, Anthony and "Sprite Twist."

    The painting of a room is not just slapping some color on a wall.

  • BLOG – It’s not like other bikes

    My bike and I are now obviously in the "ridiculous photo shoot" phase of our relationship.

    Just look at that bike up there. Jealous? It’s alright, I totally understand. Allow yourselves a moment to reign in your considerable envy, then please, read on.

  • BLOG – Two Years

    Painted baby. (Photo by Hung Nguyen)

    Wherein I talk about how my kid’s got kind of a ‘tude these days.

  • BLOG – Where the meteors shower

    During the Leonid shower, fall of 2006; astronomy extra credit. Weather conditions obviously less favorable during this shower than in August.

    The highly prolific Perseids meteor shower will be most visible Aug. 11-13. And other, less scientific observations.