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In The Shaded Region

One of my mom’s favorite words was festive. “How festive!,” she’d cry after a particular kind of eccentricity inspired her to buy fifty mini Bundt pans. I’m not exaggerating. I still unlock drawers full of holiday lollipop molds. When I needed a large … Continue reading

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If Food is Memory

I’ve missed writing here. Where did May go? Mother’s day already came and left. I used to resent my dad’s insistence that I call other family members on mother’s day. This year it was nice to do though. I even … Continue reading

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Where Real, Practical Work is Done

Zeke lies on the floor next to me, drifting in and out of sleep. He looks up when my chair slightly rolls to the left or I reach for coffee. Whenever the pets are around, I’m always reminded of the … Continue reading

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Running a Tab of Tiramisu

I remember the cats and small dark bar that sold frozen tiramisu. When my dad was teaching in Monte Castello, he kept a running tab there. I felt like I was an old movie star when I placed my dessert … Continue reading

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I grabbed a sweater and bouquet garni instead

Every week, show announcements pour over the dining room table. There is always something opening and closing in the city. In a few weeks, my dad will have his show at Leigh Morse Fine Arts. He moves between the kitchen, … Continue reading

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Kind of Divine

My sister possesses a green thumb. I’m not sure what I possess. My thumbs are pretty average. They’re a bit weathered, along with with rest of my hand and the nails are long bitten down. Eliza lives in Vermont where she … Continue reading

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Family’s Favorite Rolls

Call me old fashioned but I haven’t fully embraced the digital age. I don’t want Facebook to become the scrapbook of my life. I’ve grown up in a house where my dad still calls a computer “the machine upstairs.” I … Continue reading

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