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Eating Thanksgiving

Today’s traditional Thanksgiving meal was, untraditionally, last night, and not particularly traditional in the way most people consider the annual holiday gorging. Green mussels in a sauce of rice wine, onions, garlic and tomatoes, served on a bed of white rice alongside deliciously leafy Chinese broccoli. 286 more words


Give and Take

On this quiet and cold Thanksgiving 2014 I am thinking about Thanksgivings past – including this one, celebrated at one of my brothers’ houses.

It was the first Thanksgiving spent with my family of origin in many years, and although I loved seeing my siblings — especially Michael (top row, second from left), who brought his guitar and played something by Alison Kraus/Union Station for me, the party wasn’t fun. 562 more words

Creative Writing

Chapter 11: Austin

–The measure of one’s greatness is one’s goodness.–

Sitting on the porch lacing my boots for a walk on Rabbit Lane, I heard the distant bellowing of a distressed calf.  730 more words


Happy Historical Thanksgiving!

When I was 7 or so, my dad, who worked at the University of Denver, went to a library sale and came home with a gift for me. 1,056 more words

Daily Prompt

The First Supper

Daily Prompt Shaken and Stirred What’s the most elaborate, complicated meal you’ve ever cooked? Was it a triumph for the ages, or a colossal fiasco? 836 more words

Daily Writing Challenge

Samantha Vérant talks about learning French

Samantha Vérant
talks about learning French

Last month, France Book Tours was honored to organize a virtual book tour for Samantha Vérant and her amazing memoir: … 389 more words


Let's start from the beginning

The beginning, my story, why I’m like this, things that I possibly haven’t said out loud in my entire life.  “Why?” you ask… because I need to tell someone, even if it’s a blank computer screen and an audience that does not exist.   723 more words

Borderline Personality Disorder