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Calling My Name Relays The Sensuous Journey To Self-Love And Empowered Spirituality

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani is a lyrical and sensuous story–at times, reading more like poetry than prose. A richly detailed narrative immerses you immediately in the life experiences of Taja Brown: from neighborhood kickball games and sibling rivalry to tumultuous first love and the promise of life to come after high school. 1,280 more words

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Rereading Childhood Classics: Are You There God? It's Me, Renee

As the first stop on my reunion tour of Judy Blume’s classic children/YA novels, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was a really sweet–albeit somewhat outdated– 630 more words

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A Letter From My 10-Year-Old Self

As I wrote about a few weeks ago, my childhood best friend gifted me a masterclass with Judy Blume for my 40th birthday. As part of our first assignment, we were asked to write a letter as our childhood self.   1,214 more words


Rain and Sun

Old elementary school playground, after another shitty, bad thought filled night.

No red wine. No French cigarettes. Nothing but the soft whispers of the starlight. 263 more words


Brothers Tell Lies But Speak the Truth

I had to grease our tractor this morning because a while ago we had it hauled to the shop–65 miles each way–and the guy said we’d save a lot of money if we’d grease it. 818 more words


Comfort Crema

(A reprint from my original The Gourmandista blog — June 20, 2006)

It’s amazing how foods we ate when we were children can now be just the right food to comfort us after we’ve had a bad day at work or are struggling with a problem. 140 more words