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'Performative parenting'? Give me a break, good manners and common sense is all you need

Dear Ellen,

When I’m out with friends for dinner and drinks, we hate to find ourselves next to a table with unruly children. But even worse is listening to parents loudly discipline them. 425 more words


The remarkable art of giving and receiving change in Japan

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If you’re tired of receiving vacant smiles and flippant customer service at your local grocery store, you may want to make a trip to… 413 more words


In which the Rapscallion learns to say "please"

I swore I’d never use food to motivate behavior. Until today, when we did our second sushi lunch in as many days, and the Rapscallion demanded my ikura. 59 more words

City Life

Lunch Room Antics at the Co-op

I arrive with lunch in a pail of steel

Forks and spoons stored in my desk drawer

Walking through the kitchen the smell is surreal… 135 more words


Gathering Spirits

A Shrine to spirits is pretty much nothing without the spirits that inhabit it. I am a spirit gatherer in multiple senses of the word; When I am actually functioning religiously, I run an Athansi… 1,402 more words

Spirit Bound


  • Candles at dinner can add great ambiance to a table. 
  • Refrain from using scented candles as they can over power the smell and subsequently affect the taste of the food served. 
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Hope This Helps! : Invitations Pt. 3


Now I know, some of us have mixed opinions on Martha Stewart, but I’ve got to admit that when it comes to wedding etiquette, … 301 more words

Same-sex Marriage