Author Archives: Lori Allen Writes

About Lori Allen Writes

Lori is plotting to take over the world one essay, one quilt, and one hand knit sock at a time.

The Spoils of Summer

It was…an *interesting* summer.  In large part because of this: (Photo by Wood+Copper) Being pregnant for the first time at age 45 is not for the faint of heart, especially after 2+ years of trying (including all sorts of medical … Continue reading

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Midsummer Miscellany

 Back around  Christmas I somehow clicked on the wrong button and, poof, we became Amazon Prime members.  That led to the discovery of Acorn, which is a subscription service that gives you streaming access to all sorts of British television, … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon Part 4 (West and Misc.)

I mentioned we bought a guidebook, and the author raved about Furnas, a popular tourist destination on the western third of the island.  So, we dutifully set off to see the steam plumes and the Terra Nostra botanic garden; I … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon Part 3 (East Sao Miguel)

We headed south then east on the “fast roads”, up the coast through a bunch of little towns and then due north towards one of the most famous landmarks on Sao Miguel, Lagoa das Sete Cidades.  It’s the quintessential postcard/tourism … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon, Part 2 (Cha Gorreana)

There were parts of the trip that I found quite emotional.  Ever since my dad passed away I have been acutely aware of his absence, but while we were away I kept thinking, “I have to tell Dad about this” … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon, Part 1

Eight months and two days later, we were finally able to get away for a honeymoon.  For awhile, we thought we’d go to Iceland, but in the end went to the Azores — well, one of them, anyway.  We stayed … Continue reading

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A Knitting Project

A coworker is expecting, and I was going crazy waiting for her to find out the baby’s gender so I could knit something.  (Blame it on my grandmothers, but I believe every baby needs something handmade, practicality be damned, and … Continue reading

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