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simplest sweet potato soup

simplest sweet potato soup

I hope this finds you on the way out of a restful, joyous and delicious Thanksgiving weekend! Though I wasn’t able to go home and be with family to celebrate, mine was, nonetheless, delightful. Here in finally-a-little-bit-chilly Oakland, there was plenty of great food, an incredible Thanksgiving dinner at the home of dear friends, a beautiful […]

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at its finest

at its finest

This past weekend was my birthday, and with its proximity to the rolling over of the calendar year, I’m stuck with two reasons for year-end reflection, and, as one with a penchant for analysis and goal-setting, I can’t help but give in. I am among those who think we ought to create blank slates and […]

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like magic, like clockwork

like magic, like clockwork

Moving to California from Michigan, I worried about losing the glorious experience of the four seasons. I was ready for a break from the cold, sure, but I had never wanted to escape the natural clock of the seasons, the tick-tock of winter to spring to summer to fall. I wanted to stay in the comfortable […]

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more and more

more and more

I visited the California Department of Motor Vehicles earlier this week to get a proper California license plate and registration for our car. My visit contained all that one might expect from a visit to the DMV: lots of waiting, non-native English speakers struggling to understand instructions that I hardly understand, men both very old […]

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the in between: carrot ginger soup

the in between: carrot ginger soup

I don’t know what the weather is like in your city, friend, but here, it is warm and bright. Yesterday, for the advent of spring, usually so meek, the temperatures soared above eighty. Eighty! It’s strange, and a bit disconcerting, but as I’m powerless in the face of the weather, I am trying to enjoy this with […]

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