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  1. A Colorado Elopement!

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  2. Interview: A Year Of Quarantine

    · 7 min read ·
    Buckwheat doesn’t even know that there’s a life outside of quarantine

    James: Well, here we are. Five months into home-ownership, and a full year into quarantine. Sorry we’ve taken such a hiatus from our ever-attentive readers. There’s been the tendency to look inwards in this time; I was talking to one of my best friends the other day and we both were remarking about how easy it is to accidentally not keep people in touch, since with the people you …

  3. On Buying A House

    · 6 min read ·
    Sheila walking outside of … our new home?!

    Well, we took a month-long sabbatical back to the East Coast — escaping the worst of the Denver (and, to be fair, national) heat wave by driving back to New Hampshire to visit family & friends in late July. Upon arriving back to Colorado, with Buckwheat capering excitedly (no dog has ever been more relieved to get out of the car), we took a look around at our apartment and realized it was time to …

  4. She & Jim Got A Puppy

    · 5 min read ·
    The lady from the rescue snapped this photo on her way out. After, we turned to each other in shock that we actually got a puppy!

    From the kitchen, I look out toward our main living space (a bold name for its size) and see toys scattered across the floor. Our snake plant, once my loyal backdrop in yoga videos, is kept safe atop a tall stool. Remnants of sticks and leaves dot the carpet, along with pieces of raw veggies that were discarded by their consumer. My mind says boy I’m sleepy but my heart says *I’m overjoye …

  5. Once Upon A Quarantine

    · 7 min read ·
    We have gone on exactly two hikes. Looking forward to fixing this number!

    👋 well, it sure has been a while. In some ways, it seems just yesterday that Jimmy Fallon and others were joking that after just a few “short” weeks of lockdown, it already felt like years of being cooped up. As states — including Colorado — now begin to re-open, we’re left reflecting on the last 10 weeks of Coronavirus-induced quarantine, and lives spent mostly indoors.

    James previously …

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