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My Sister-In-Law Is Ruining The Economy

Christmas is all about traditions.  Every year we unpack our favorite ornaments, unearth the Bing Crosby CDs and watch It’s a Wonderful Life. Around this blog, tradition means dusting off the ghosts of Christmas blog posts past, some of which are … Continue reading

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Through The Glass, Darkly

The looking glass was Alice’s doorway to a brand, new world – Wonderland.  But I think a picture window might be a better metaphor for real life.  How we see things depends on whether we are inside looking out, or … Continue reading

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Rocks Of Ages

  It started with the death of someone I’d never met. I am a treasure seeker (aka pack-rat) and love going to auctions.  If I’m at an estate auction, I pass the time constructing a biography of the person’s life.  … Continue reading

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And The Oscar for Best Performance in a Dickens Tragedy Goes To…My Dog

  Dogs are man’s best friends and devoted companions.  And if they had fingers, most of us would be wrapped around their littlest one. Our dog, Sally, is a master manipulator.  Here’s a typical evening at home. We live out … Continue reading

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My Dad Has No Rhythm, Yet He Remains The Master Of The Dance

This post was my Father’s Day gift to my Dad several years ago.  It had the honor of being Freshly Pressed and remains one of my (and my readers) favorites. My Dad sired 9 children. He then topped that accomplishment … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Hands

Today’s post is a replay of one I wrote several years ago.  I may have said it before, but the sentiment is everlasting: I love you, Mom.   I have my mother’s hands.   That’s not something I’ve ever taken as a … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring Melon-Ball Doohickeys

The other day I was scrubbing a cookie sheet that had gone from gun-metal gray to mottled brown from years of hard use.  I couldn’t tell if what I was attacking was cleanable dirt, or if cooking alchemy had transformed … Continue reading

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