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Lighten up Mondays

A solicitor for the Red Cross arrived at the house of a well-to-do couple to ask for a donation.  Hearing a commotion inside, he knocked extra-loudly on the door. 56 more words

21st Century Living

Want to start cooking? Start cooking!

Whether or not you’re the resolution-making sort of person, it’s possible that somewhere in your mind is the idea that 2015 will be the year you get a grip on cooking dinner. 283 more words

What's For Dinner

Jobs I Didn't Get: Thenardier

Since returning from my summer at Sierra Repertory Theatre in lovely Sonora, California, I have been auditioning for jobs all over the country via video. This has required the cobbling together of material, often at the last minute, often with sub-standard karaoke tracks or — heaven forfend! 267 more words


The book tree.

The first Christmas we were together in Memphis, before we were married, before we had children, Bernard gave my mother a puppet named Book Worm that he purchased from a local bookstore. 1,573 more words

The View From Here

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Few chores accentuate the Groundhog Day aspects of life as well as cooking and kitchen cleaning. Boil, serve, eat. Tidy, scrub, sweep. Bask in the shiny kitchen millisecond, and then – BAM – do it all over again. 889 more words

The View From Here

Many hands, light work.

Today’s show-off TV chefs would never have survived the Thanksgiving kitchens of my youth. The roasting turkey, oyster dressing, scalloped potatoes, tender rolls and sweet potato pie were all in well-practiced hands, so my Southern matriarch predecessors would have sent Bobby Flay packing – gracefully, I’ll add. 1,627 more words

The View From Here