Try, try again

The First Rule of Needle Craft is buy more yarn than you think you actually need. I tend to work in a gauge bigger than the pattern indicates. I don’t know if that’s because of my yarn tension, how I work stitches, or that I’m simply larger than life naturally. (I kid…) Last December, I…

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Deep in the foothills

If only I could store away all the mistakes of my life into little jars, set them on a high shelf and never think of them again. Maybe taking them down every so often, dusting off the grime that coats them, and shaking them to make sure my secrets are still securely hidden away. If…

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It all counts

Throughout her academic career, my daughter worked exceedingly hard to earn high grades. A consummate overachiever, she maintained an A-average from elementary school through her recent master’s degree. Her education was serious business. When she was in middle school, probably around seventh grade, the scale for earning an A was a numerical score of 95-100.…

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