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New blog, same as the old blog, mostly

Just let­ting you all know that I have a new per­son­al blog, much the same as this blog, just at a new address. Thanks for car­ing, if you do. dannynovo.com

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Nobody likes plain

After reject­ing reg­u­lar Chee­rios, we dis­cov­ered that the baby likes pink chee­rios, and lo! So does the dog! That’s a win-win sit­u­a­tion.

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Local Sugar Cane Cola

I grew up with cola and soft drinks sweet­ened with actu­al sug­ar (from actu­al sug­ar cane), as opposed to the over­ly sweet high fruc­tose corn syrup used here. While I have nev­er been a real fan of the cola fla­vor, I espe­cial­ly detest cola drinks in this coun­try. Every so often we have got­ten a […]

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Turning parsley into butterflies

A few weeks back, we noticed the fat­test, coolest look­ing cater­pil­lar (or “caler­pit­ter” as our four-year-old calls them) on our Ital­ian pars­ley. We’d decid­ed to grow the pars­ley because it was easy and cheap, and once we put it in pots on the deck (away from the bun­nies) it flour­ished. The cater­pil­lar was so cool, […]