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breakfast cookies and comfort

breakfast cookies and comfort

My favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids is Marie Catrib’s, named after the fabulous woman who moved from Lebanon to Michigan over forty years ago and, in 2004, opened her restaurant in the then-sketchy, now-vibrant East Hills neighborhood. The restaurant is bright and cheery and perfect, and Marie Catrib herself was usually there, quick to offer […]

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wild and sweet

wild and sweet

The holidays are indeed upon us, and they’ve swept me up entirely. I’ve been immersed in the pre-holiday sprint at work, tourist-centric people watching at the Ferry Building as I finish up my Christmas shopping, cocktail parties, cookie decorating, the inevitably chaotic process of packing for holiday trips, present-wrapping to the tune of old Christmas […]

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then we can dance

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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that which is beloved

that which is beloved

The bustle of Christmas has descended upon us: parties galore, holiday markets, warm and/or boozy beverages, platters of cookies, bits of evergreen poking out everywhere. I love it deeply. We emerged from this past weekend — the Weekend of Holiday Parties, one might have called it — feeling all the more festive and only slightly […]

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the in between: carnival cookies

the in between: carnival cookies

Though this in betweenness will surely carry on for a few more days or weeks or months (who really knows!), we’ve arrived at the last of my posts designed to propel you through it. And you’re well aware, I am sure, of what else I’ve been getting at. Namely: the in between comes not only […]

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