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Mushrooms

I’m particularly fond of the Eastern European tradition of mushroom picking after a rainfall.  The tradition is alive and well, I’m happy to report. As children, we’d hike through the woods for hours looking for edible mushrooms — and we’re passing it on to the next generation. The chanterelles (“lysychky” in Ukrainian, meaning foxes) pictured [...]

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Family Skiing

I’ve enjoyed skiing since I was 4 years old.  Except for last winter, I don’t think I’ve ever had less than 6 or 7 ski days in any given season.  This winter, I’m on pace to possibly surpass 10 days. We made sure our children learned to ski properly at Sugarloaf in Maine, where we [...]

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