Monthly Archives: March 2019

Girls

Faithful readers may recall that Erica and Jessica left not just the county, but the country right after Thanksgiving, something for which I was not thankful. They left most of their belongings in storage in the county seat, so after a few months of camping in their rented accommodations...

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Brighter

There’s nothing like a trip to the salon to cheer a girl up, even when it’s rainy and gloomy. But nothing could be less gloomy than Angelika’s little salon in the big woods: where it was warm, cozy, and light, with lavender scenting the air and towels warming on...

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Birthday

Dad’s birthday dawned sunny and beautiful. He probably would have approved that I spent the morning doing some cooking for the week: my friend Alice’s recipe for dak dori tang (spicy braised chicken) and Ottolenghi’s recipe for mejadra. It was Suzy’s international kitchen! Megan and Rob hosted the party...

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Madness

The time changed in the night, Edward said and now it is different instead Is it early or late? Should I hurry or wait? Perhaps I should go back to bed — Edward Gorey The dreaded spring time change hit me with a vengeance this year. Surveying my calendar,...

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Fashion

Megan and I took advantage of a break in the weather for a trip to the Village. Our first stop was to see if our favorite wood-fired, brick oven pizzas were available in the winter. The scent greeting us as we made our way there suggested that they were:...

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Break

It was dark and stormy last week. We got about 10 inches of rain in a week, 6 of it over the course of two or three days. I later learned that this unenjoyable weather is called an “atmospheric river”. I think this is the California version of the...

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