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Merry Christmas, Thief

To the person who stole my identity last week: We need to talk.  Your timing was, shall we say, suboptimal.  I realize you probably thought you were being helpful, applying for all those credit cards using my name, date-of-birth, and … Continue reading

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The Darkest Days

The first week of December, a young Minnesota mother died by suicide.  The effects of her death rippled through my FaceBook feed, particularly impacting the breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and ECFE communities. I read some of the details of her story, … Continue reading

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The Non-Reproducible Cheeseball

Food management is not one of my strengths.  I cook because we eat, not from a place of wholesome domestic joy.  Over the years, Ace and I have strategized approaches to meal-planning: Monday is Fish Night, Tuesday is Taco Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Guest Post Monday – Ode to a Black Cooking Pot

My parents accumulate people.  There were always extras around our home, for Thanksgiving, for Christmas, for Sunday afternoon generic communing.  Mom and Dad downsized about ten years ago.  Fortunately, they didn’t downsize their desire to informally adopt a lovely variety … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Off the Beaten Path

So.  Family and Friends.  Let’s just get that one out of the way right off the bat.  Great.  Here’s a list of other stuff I’m thankful for in no particular order: 1) curiosity 2) pain sensation 3) music 4) butter … Continue reading

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My Tiny Revolution

This past week has been – uh – interesting.  I’m not sleeping particularly well and am nearing the point where I’ll need to withdraw completely from all sources of media. I decided to take some Tiny Steps in a Tiny … Continue reading

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Goodnight Doom

In the great oval room There is a telephone With the nuclear neumes And a dead dream of – She-POTUS slaying the Agent of Doom The BA from Wellesley and Yale JD Just couldn’t win over misogyny   And a … Continue reading

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Stuff You Say If You’re Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Dear Ms. Kasper: Rick Nelson, our local food writer for the Star Tribune, wrote a lovely article about YOU in the Taste section, October 27, 2016.  An article titled “The Soup You’ll Make All Winter” certainly captures attention. Let me … Continue reading

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I Fought the Mall and the Mall Won

Let me make my position on the Mall of America patently clear: I Hate It. Yesterday, the Big E and his friend, who coincidentally shares the same name, dragged me to the Mall.  Their deep research into the topic had … Continue reading

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Unapologetically Smart

I am a woman.  I am smart. I’m using “smart” in the standard academic sense of the word, not to minimize other forms of intelligence (artistic, emotional, spatial-relational, etc.), but to limit the scope of this discussion. Perhaps I made … Continue reading

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