Month: January 2016

Ride the Shooting Star

Mid January. The fire in my fireplace, reduced to red embers, would be extinguished for another night. The house slept, except for Coco, our Dog Of All Breeds, who had ventured outside before she would settle in on the blanket in our bedroom. Ready to join my family I went onto the patio to call…

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BEWARE! THIN ICE

Winter’s existential question: When is it safe to venture onto the ice at Brant Lake? What is the necessary thickness? For Coco, our three-legged, 45-pound Dog Of All Breeds, the answer is one inch of ice. However, if Coco spies a chipmunk on the ice she will scamper out at one half inch. Ice fishermen…

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