Month: January 2015

Epcon Lifestyle Ambassador — Me?

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A week or so ago, Jamie Wilcox, who was out here, asked me if I would like to hear some news that would brighten my day. Of course, I said yes. He told me that I had won Epcon Communities’ Lifestyle Ambassador Award. “Me?” I remember saying. “Me?” Since then, I have wanted to share my exciting news on this blog, but I couldn’t think of a way to do it without sounding boastful. So […]

Martin Luther King Day 2015

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Holidays / Mostly Musings

Martin Luther King Day has never meant more to me than it does today, as we celebrate it for the 30th time. I’ve said this before, but I can’t help repeating myself. With commercialization eroding our major holidays, I love the lesser ones more and more. I have vivid memories of April 4, 1968, the day that King was assassinated. I was a junior in college and attended the campus memorial service with an English […]

Aerial Views of Maples at the Sonatas

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My neighbor Barb had a gift to share with us at Coffee and Conversation this morning. She brought photos that her son-in-law, a private pilot, took while flying over our neighborhood last month. It was fun finding our homes and other familiar locations in the prints. At the suggestion of several neighbors, I’m posting the photos for anyone who might be interested. Thanks, Barb! (As always, click on a photo to enlarge it.)