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Slow Food

This time of year, I crave slow food  — it’s one of my favorite things about wintertime.  Food that cooks for hours in the oven, in a crock pot or on a stove top...

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Pet Priorities

I have had the same pet sitter for over fifteen years — she’s one of the few other people I know who makes a regular habit of anthropomorphizing animals and we appreciate one another....

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Hello, 2016

I was out walking with my iPod in shuffle mode yesterday morning and when the next song started with “my brain is cloudy and my soul is upside down”, it stopped me in my...

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The Newest Star

My friend Molly died yesterday and my heart aches with the terrible loss. I grieve for myself, for her family and for everyone who knew her — the earth truly felt like a better...

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Rewarding Work

In my massage therapy practice, a woman brought her ten year old son in for a half hour session — it was the reward he had requested for having earned good grades at school....

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Facebook Envy

When I see impressive Facebook postings and pictures of things that people are doing, I want to click the “like” button, I really do — and once in a while it’s difficult. I want to be...

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Christmas Shopping

A woman that I knew when I was working, is one of the most positive people I have ever met — she could probably make lemonade with no lemons.  She attributed a large part...

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Roommates

A woman with a sad face told me that she and her husband were like roommates.  She said that they had settled into such a standard routine after so many years together, their relationship...

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Refestooning

When I was first married, my husband and I lived in a very small town not unlike the one where I had grown up. Each year, weather took a toll on the community’s holiday...

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Tangible Gifting

We cut a beautiful Christmas tree yesterday and when I went inside and paid for it, the woman at the cash register handed me a dollar.  She told me that the orchard gives a...

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