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The Chosen One

An e-mail sent to me from Time today said I was chosen. Never had I thought ever to be a chosen one, but my fifteen seconds of jubilation and self-assumed fame turned into anonymity quickly again upon my discovering they … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers’ Day

May is a special month for me, especially since my birthday falls on the 11th; thank you very much to those who acknowledged it on Social Media. It’s also a sad month that marked the death of my dad ten … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Merry Hanukkah

            On Christmas Eve 2015, I hung out in the shadows at Pen Ryn Mansion with the hope and intention of witnessing a legend about which has been around for centuries in my part of … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving has passed, along with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday; and now it’s into the 2016 holiday season officially. Seasons’ greetings are in order. Don’t you just love hearing all the Christmas music piped into every … Continue reading

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Love, Kristen: Last Leg of Summer

OK, so lecture me about not posting for a while. It’s not really my fault. The summertime has gone by so quickly, and I’ve spent most of it living at my folks’ cabin across the road from Plum Orchard Lake. … Continue reading

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Love, Kristen: A Holiday Wishlist For You During the Upcoming New Year

Happy Solstice, Festivus, Chanukkah, Kwanza and Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Glædelig Jul, Hartelijke Kerstroeten, Frohliche Weihnachten, Kurisumasu Omedeto, Feliz Año Nuevo and Season’s Greetings! That should cover everyone. Don’t want to offend or leave out anybody. I can’t believe how … Continue reading

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The Christmas Eve Haunting of Pen Ryn Manor

This stately mansion belonged to one of America’s founding, aristocratic families, originally from England, Quakers who came to the provinces for escaping religious persecution. The history of the dynasty’s American lineage started with William and Susannah Bickley, who landed in … Continue reading

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