Our list

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We finally hosted our first game night. We had to choose something that would be fun, easy to learn, and encourage them to come back.

Route-building Ticket to Ride fit the bill. But which edition?

The original US map makes it easier to find the cities. 1812 uses the same…

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This is why I use recipes

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I’ve heard it said that cooking is an art, while baking is a science. No wonder I prefer baking. It appeals to my logical brain.

But after seeing Lady Dr. Gabriella Korosi’s delicious recipe for Summer Soup, I figured it was the perfect thing for 86-degree days.

There were no…

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The benefits of narcolepsy

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My husband and I recently re-watched a television series on Netflix. It had been a while since we’d last watched it, and I wanted to rewatch a few episodes to “catch up” before watching the new season.

We ended up rewatching the entire season. Because my husband had fallen asleep…

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Expensive!

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I just booked our flights back to NY for the holidays. If it had been only my husband and me traveling, we could have purchased round trip tickets for about $800 each.

But we’re bringing our remaining cat. We’ll be gone for over a month, and it would be cruel…

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If you walk in the right place

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A recent study by the Max Planck Institute in Germany has revealed an interesting thing about using a 1-hour walk to lower your stress.

Subjects were hooked up to fMRI machines — the kind that can read your brain while you’re doing something—and given stress-inducing tasks. They then took a…

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Has no beds

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My office was in the “visiting children” guest bedroom. It contained two twin beds, a dresser, mirror, and nightstand. To which I added two chairs, a desk, task light, printer, bookshelf, and stackable plastic drawers.

Fortunately, the room was spacious, designed for vacationers to have plenty of places to stow…

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Only if they’re good fences

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We had a landscaper out to look at our trees. We wanted advice about where to plant fruit trees, and how to cut back the trees blocking our view and growing up against the house.

He advised trimming the trees about 6' past our fence. So, we asked our neighbors…

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Easy dinner party

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We hosted our first dinner party last night. We’d previously had people over for cocktails or coffee and pastries. But this was the first time I cooked for people.

I love baking. As far as my cooking skills go, the best that can be said for them is that I’m…

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Jennifer Dunne

Jennifer Dunne

Regular contributor to The Daily Cuppa & Dancing Elephants Press📚Author of fiction and non-fiction🎓Getting PhD in Metaphysics✏️Topics: cats, positivity & life