Author Archives: Tina

JUMP!!!

Neighborhood kids cooling off in the dog days of August.

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Carnations

Flowers spotted on Saturday morning on 9th Street.

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Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

It’s that time of year, when tomatoes are at their best, and this dish is a wonderful partner for grilled chicken or fish. Short-grained rice cooked in fresh tomato puree with basil, topped with breadcrumbs and baked. The perfect recipe … Continue reading

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Looking South – Rocky and his Croissant

This little fella resides in the giant oak trees that surround our local pool. I recognize him for his brown fur and ratty in the middle tail. The trash cans at the pool provides a smorgasbord for my little rodent … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mango Raspberry Tart

On Wednesday, our friend Dan had what he calls a “zero” birthday – put any number in front of it, and you’re in a new decade. But it’s all good, Dan’s retired, traveling, and taking some damn fine photographs! I … Continue reading

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The Grey Man – Generations

My latest collaboration with author J.L. Curtis, who wrote a novella for The Grey Man series that takes place 20 years in the future. Marine Corporal Jace Cronin, a scout/sniper, survived insurgents in the Philippines, only to be handed an … Continue reading

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C&S Discount

One of my favorite stores on 9th Street has closed, and it breaks my heart. C&S Discount has been an anchor on the corner of 9th and Carpenter for forty years, unfortunately the building has been sold and they’ve lost … Continue reading

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Our Oasis

Two blocks away from our house there’s a lovely swimming pool that’s shaded by several mighty oak trees. When the temperature climbs to the 90s and the humidity is unbearable, this is the place to be! SaveSave

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Succulents and Cacti

A sweet little group of plants I spotted on 9th Street this week. SaveSave

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The Victory Building

The Victory Building on 10th & Chestnut, was designed by architects Henry Fernbach and Phillip W. Roos and built in 1873. At the time, it served as the office of the New York Life Insurance Company. In 1890, the insurance … Continue reading

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Rocky & Bullwinkle

I spotted this brown squirrel at the pool over the weekend, indulging in some leftover chicken. His buddy was patiently waiting to devour the breading that fell on the picnic table. Finger lickin’ good! SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

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Blackened Fish Tacos

So, I made my own tortillas – I know it sounds crazy, but it was actually pretty easy and tasty! For these fish tacos, mild cod is spiced up with cajun seasoning, paired with avocado, tartar sauce, and shredded cabbage … Continue reading

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Alley Gate

This is a photo I took several months ago of the sweet little wrought iron gate next to the Christian Street Baptist Church which is currently being demolished. This gate, the tiled entryways, the park with the bocce ball court … Continue reading

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Tiled Entryway on Pine Street

These tiled entryways are everywhere, this one I discovered on the 1100 block of Pine Street. I wonder if “M.S.” were the initials of the business that occupied this space or the name of the person who owned the building? … Continue reading

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