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  • On the Sudden Passing of a Good Friend

    By on January 13, 2010

    My dear friend Jill unexpectedly passed on last night. She will be heartily missed. We knew each other primarily...

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    Polly Castor
  • Goodbye VW (last decade); Hello SAAB (next decade)

    By on January 1, 2010

    A new decade seems like practically a whole new epoch. This is all symbolized for me right now by...

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    Polly Castor
  • Best of 2009

    By on December 31, 2009

    This website and daily blog have been going for a year! Thank you so much for your continued readership....

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    Polly Castor
  • My 20th Wedding Anniversary

    By on December 29, 2009

    I had a wonderful day. It helped that we had no big expectations of it. We needed to take...

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    Polly Castor
  • Seasonal Scribbles

    By on December 24, 2009

    These three pages of jottings in my journal were done in church as the celebration of Jesus’ birth approached…...

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    Polly Castor
  • Movie Review: Invictus

    By on December 15, 2009

    I loved this movie. I give not only the film an enthusiastic five stars but give them to Nelson...

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    Polly Castor
  • Black Ice on Cain’s Hill Road

    By on December 14, 2009

    My family had left at the crack of dawn for the FIRST Lego League State robotics Tournament. I stayed...

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    Polly Castor
  • Encouraging Words

    By on December 4, 2009

    Ever since I was little, I’ve loved a pithy quote. These are the ones I’ve been pondering and applying...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: This I Believe

    By on November 9, 2009

    I really enjoyed these two sets of CD’s of a favorite NPR radio program, and give them 5 stars....

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    Polly Castor
  • A Dance and a Dorm Room

    By on November 8, 2009

    Apparently St. John’s College, Annapolis is easier to get in to than to stay in. There is a major...

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    Polly Castor
  • Parent’s Weekend at St. John’s College

    By on November 6, 2009

    It has been our role today to rejoice in our oldest child thriving in a rigorous college setting. She...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Nephew’s Wedding

    By on October 24, 2009

    My nephew Allen has been dating Heidi for six years. They met at the very beginning of her freshman...

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    Polly Castor