Monthly Archives: March 2014

Daily Prompt: Moments to Remember

OKay, how about the three most memorable moments in the past year. Here are scenes from San Diego, London and Wrocław Poland.

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Daily Prompt: Sixteen Tons

Gondolier by Christopher OKeefe
Gondolier, a photo by Christopher OKeefe on Flickr.

Is work joy or soul-destroying monotony? Perhaps we should ask him.

Note: This is Providence, RI, not Venice.

How Sweet It Is: One Morning at the Sugar Shack

This weekend many of the maple sugar houses (aka sugar shacks) in New Hampshire had open houses. I visited three and enjoyed a pancake, a hotdog boiled in sap, maple caramel popcorn, maple cream, maple cookies and maple candy. The various shacks showed off how they gather the sap and the evaporator they use to boil the sap into sweet syrup. Steam comes from the vents on the roofs of the shacks, because it takes 40 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup for your pancakes.