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Monthly Archives: January 2014

to brighten any dark day


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to brighten any dark day

It’s a funny moment, this, with so much of the country huddled in blankets to stay warm, and those of us here in California grateful for the sun but cheering on the rain for the sake of our farmers and the crops and the thirsty ground. I have no idea what season I’m in, utterly […]

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reveling that way


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reveling that way

When I was young, my family had a wonderful Christmastime tradition of going out to dinner at a fancy restaurant. It was our once-a-year chance to don our best clothes/play dress up and feel celebratory, fancy, carefree while eating really good food. We always ate well at home—both of my parents are great cooks—but we […]

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at its finest


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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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