Toasty warm

fresh baked boule bread

I called my parents this morning – a courtesy check since they are both living in the midst of Snow-magedon 2015. My mother and her husband were without power, but because their home is plumbed with propane, they had heat; city water gave them the means to shower and wash dishes. Mom told me they […]

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Make- believe

button up baby shoes

“For Sale: baby shoes, never worn,” ~ attributed to Ernest Hemingway, first published in “Papa,” a one-man play written by John DeGroot, 1995. I keep a notebook and pen with me always. Even by my bedside, I have something to write with in case I wake up from a strange dream, or at that tenuous […]

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Bulgogi with bok toy and rice

Over the years, I have been fortunate to make friends with some wonderful Korean women. And just like southern American women, southern Korean women love to cook. (I’ll have to tell you all some day about learning how to make sushi with Spam.) Under their tutelage, I developed a taste for kim chee and a […]

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Magic bus

crochet pieces and buttons

My menfolk on a recon mission. They’re deep into snow weather to meet a man about some car seats. Always tinkering with his project car, my son went online to find some replacement interior pieces. So happens, there was someone in Pennsylvania who had both a driver’s and passenger seat, console and door panels from […]

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Be the change

car full of empty backpacks

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’.” ~ Matthew 25:40, NIV See a need, fill it Unto your ability Smallest of gestures NaBloPoMo 13/28 My daughter is active in a local non-profit that provides weekly […]

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Pity party cookies

oatmeal cookies

I was feeling sorry for myself because I will be alone on the Hallmark Made-up Holiday Saturday, so I made myself some cookies. (They had pineapple and bananas, and gluten-free oatmeal, so they’re good for me… right?) The menfolk are on a mission over the weekend. A trip they are taking with my blessing. Still, even if I reject […]

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