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Beloved One

  The time will come When, with elation … You will love again the stranger who was your self … Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your […]

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FULLER

        “When they tell you to turn your music down?” the Irish musician told my children, with mischief in his eyes. “Turn it ooop!” *** I watched this terrible, terrible movie starring John Travolta as Archangel Michael. This was not John Travolta at his most fit; he was puffy, slovenly. And yet Michael […]

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The Exquisite Experiment

                      I recently heard of a study in which a group of French people and a group of Americans were asked what the words “chocolate cake” evoked in them. For the French, chocolate cake meant *celebration*! For the Americans it meant guilt. It made me […]

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But I Already Got It, Goddamn It!

Last Fall, I was itching to finally start this blog.  But I was stuck.  Nothing was going particularly right.  I was feeling like a slug.  And my underwear were tight.  Finding that your underwear have gotten tight is shorthand for a lot of things, none of them good.  It’s hard to feel good in tight […]

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The Joy of An Apple Cherry Berry Hand Pie Jubilee

Feeling full of intention, I was thinking about the need for more joy in my life when I walked past a sign last Friday that said something about pie and something about community.  Mmmm, I thought, pie.  What could be better than pie + community?  And suddenly a plan was hatched: my little family would […]

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Savor

January 16, 2012 I recently threw out a leftover ice cream cake covered in freezer burn.  I had completely forgotten it wedged in the freezer.  To some, forgetting about food in the freezer is unremarkable.  But for me – the fact that I had utterly forgotten there was a cake in the house, so thoroughly […]

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