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Design a raised bed garden you will love.

I was so envious of the beautiful raised bed gardens I saw on Pinterest this spring, that I had to design and build my own. I have been wanting to start a vegetable garden for years! With all the extra time we have been spending at home during the pandemic it seemed like 2020 was …

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Culloden Battlefield

Today is the anniversary of the battle of Culloden, fought on April 16, 1746. Since we are in lockdown for the global pandemic, and the visitor center at Culloden Battlefield is closed, I thought I would share some of my photos from last years visit. Located near Inverness in Scotland, it is a very moving …

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My Favorite Castles in Scotland

Get ready to take a tour of two of my favorite castles in Scotland. When I was planning my recent vacation in Scotland, I really looked forward to touring the castles. Walking through buildings and castles that date back hundreds of years is just not something you can find in the United States. I think …

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Running the Chicago Marathon: What You Want to Know

Why Run Chicago Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13th, 2019 was an amazing experience. Chicago is a “fast and flat” course that begins and ends in Grant Park, and takes you through 29 vibrant neighborhoods in the city. I can’t think of a better way to see the city of Chicago. …

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Reflecting on my First Marathon in Chicago

I first had the idea to run the Chicago marathon the night before my first half marathon, in November 2018. Sitting in my hotel room killing time, I happened upon an announcement that the lottery was open for the 2019 Chicago Marathon. I sat there staring at the screen on my phone. Should I do …

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