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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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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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Once Upon a Time We Called It Arugula

Our boxes line the hallway.  We’ve emptied our bookshelves, dusted them off, separated fact from fiction, and tucked everything away.  Even the cookbooks are packed.  The time has come for new recipes. I thought I could predict our evolution.  You’d … Continue reading

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When I Write, I Am a Lion

Technically, I have been writing for a very long time.  Anytime I was feeling the stereotypical teenage angst, I would write a poem.  It was with the encouragement of my English teacher (who later became my creative writing teacher) that … Continue reading

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Why I Steal My Son’s Candy…

At my son’s soccer practice, they have this evil plot to make money via the enticing combo of children and vending machines.  In case that scheme fails, they have candy dispensers right next to the vending machines.  For a mere … Continue reading

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