It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Here I sit, in the Berkshires.
Massachusetts has some very pretty towns, villages and roads and woods and fields and farms and ... well, you get my drift, I have a crush on Massachusetts at the moment.

We are staying in an ancient house, with clocks ticking and birds chirping and geese flying over and no sound of cars, trucks, buses or motorcycles.

It seems like we have been gone from Buenos Aires for months and months, when it is only from March 19th.
We have been so busy and moving here and there, house hunting, getting lost, meeting new people, meeting sweet old dogs and friendly people just about wherever we go .
It feels good here.

I worried that people would not be the same kind of warm and welcoming that they were in Buenos Aires.
They are.
Maybe they don't kiss you every time you see them but they laugh easily, give advice freely .

This old house we are in is amazing. 200 years old.
The stairs are small.... they had really short feet 200 years ago.
The floors upstairs are all at a slant. I feel like I am on a ship.
I got dizzy the first couple of days, now I just know I have to get my sea legs and stagger on around the house.

The sweet dogs next door have welcomed us.
Dreyfus and Brady. Chocolate labs. Huge. Sweet.
My new best friends since Dryfuss got an good ear rub and back scratch.

We were told if the bird feeder is knocked down and emptied , the black bears were here in the night.
We were told not to walk around in the back yard late at night ( this is where we usually enter the house to avoid a steep flight of stairs ).. so there are bears in the woods. ..
Beware of the bears.
I can't wait to see them .. from inside.


If you go down in the woods today,
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down in the woods today,
You'd better go in disguise.

For ev’ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about,
They love to play and shout,
They never have any cares.

At six o’clock
Their mommies and daddies
Will take them home to bed,
Because they’re tired little teddy bears.

Ev’ry teddy bear who’s been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There’s lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees
Where nobody sees,
They’ll hide and seek as long as they please.
That’s the way the teddy bears have their picnic.


  1. Oh my gosh! Teddy Bear's Picnic! Its been years since I've heard it and now the tune is running non-stop through my head! Thanks for the memories, and please keep updating us on your new ventures. I check every evening to see if there's anything new.

  2. I also, "Teddy Bear's Picnic" was a favorite when I was about 5 yrs old. I took dancing lessons which included this tune. Enjoy seeing the bears from afar.

  3. I got married in the Berkshires :)


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