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Pepper and The 5th of July, 2015


FullSizeRenderThe 5th of July is a great day to take a nap with your favorite toy, a squeaky mummy.  Especially if it may be your birthday!  (Since Pepper is a pup of uncertain parentage, we’re really just making a guess here…)

The 5th of July is also a great day to read an interview with Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See, in today’s New York Times Book Review.  If you loved the book, you should check out the interview!  I’m laughing…

Whom would you want to write your life story?

Oh, I’m not very interested in my life story.  “Bald guy goes for three mile run, walks the steep parts (unless he thinks someone is looking), then purchases chicken breasts, tape and raisins at the grocery store.”  That kind of stuff doesn’t make for riveting chapters.

Perhaps most importantly, the 5th of July is a great day for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team.  Good luck today, you amazing women!!  We’re already so proud of you!!  Tune in at 6 pm on Fox.

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  1. Happy Birthday to my favorite Internet canine sensation!

  2. Happy first birthday Pepper! xo

  3. Hi Jennifer. Just finished a most insightful account of the struggles in the early part of the 19th century as European immigrants to North America pushed out the native peoples from their homeland in what is now the southeast portion of the United States. Steve Inskeep, long time journalist with National Public Radio, has done a masterful job in describing the social tensions of the times which involved not only the African slaves but also the American Indian. “Jacksonsonland” is the title of the easy to read, most informative work. Best regards. De

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