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Made With Love

The other day I had breakfast at one of my favorite places. It was early in the day and Rita’s made-from-scratch frosted sugar cookies were just coming out of the oven, getting ready to...

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Teenage Retaliation

There was a teacher in my high school who was unpopular with a lot of the kids.  He wasn’t a bad teacher as I recall — it seemed to me that he tried hard...

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Books Are the Best

Both of my mother’s parents died when she was quite young, facilitating the need to send her and her brothers to live with separate relatives.  My mother rarely saw her brothers after her parents’...

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The Wind in the Windows

The windows in my house make a wonderful noise on windy days and I was able to enjoy that a lot during the unusually gusty weather we had this summer. It’s technically not a...

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Bacon on Fire

My husband likes burned bacon.  It’s true.  We don’t have bacon very often but when we do, he would love it if I would blacken it.  I’m fine with cooking it really well done...

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Meanings

In my Spanish class we talked about the word “cara” and how it can mean the noun “face” and can also mean the adjective “expensive”.  We were all plenty familiar in English with words...

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Sparkling Wine

Sometimes I like sparkling wine and I discovered at Costco of all places, a Kirkland version that I think is actually really good. I prefer a snack with it — cheese and some apple...

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Spelling Counts

Near my house there’s a busy road with a housing development on either side.  Along the way a street intersects — and until recently the dividing road was on one side called Bridal Trail,...

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Impaired Haircut

The other day I called the guy who cuts my hair to see if I could zip in and have him quickly trim my bangs and he didn’t have anything available for a week....

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On The Move

I lived in the same house in the same small town from the time I was very young until I got married.  After that my husband, our children and I happily wandered like vagabonds...

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