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The Tale of the Christmas Sausage

The holidays really are magical.  There’s the beautiful sparkling tree, the animals dressed as Santa, the boxes of Raisin Bran under the tree…  It’s particularly tough to top the gift of fiber. My paternal grandmother was a legend.  She was… … Continue reading

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Some Heroes Don’t Like to Talk About It

As little kids my sister and I enjoyed endlessly harassing my grandfather.  We’d hide his car keys, pickpocket his wallet, and steal his chocolate chip cookies whenever he wasn’t looking.  Our favorite activity was marching around his pink and green … Continue reading

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Tourists Don’t Come Here Anymore

Detroit, Michigan 1984 The park was only ten houses down the street, so my parents let us go without an adult.  Instead we went with our cousin Robin, who would have been about twelve.  As we were leaving, a dark … Continue reading

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