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Monthly Archives: March 2013

the promise has been kept


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the promise has been kept

I am thinking today of these mid-season days, this time of winter into spring, this season between seasons, the in between. It’s so different here in the Bay, with the sun beating down much of the time and temperatures beginning to climb and things blooming all around. Our markets are full of asparagus, lingering citrus, […]

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then we can dance


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then we can dance

In her fantastic book Bird by Bird (which I firmly believe every writer or aspiring writer or potential writer, and maybe also everyone else, should read) Anne Lamott says, The great writers keep writing about the cold dark place within, the water under a frozen lake or the secluded, camouflaged hole. The light they shine on this hole, […]

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focaccia for feasting (or, the flaming little toaster)


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focaccia for feasting (or, the flaming little toaster)

The other day, I set a small corn tortilla on fire. In the toaster oven. It wasn’t intentional, of course. All I wanted to do was smash some avocado on top of it, sprinkle it with sea salt and cracked pepper and eat it as a snack before I left the house to run errands. […]

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