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  • kids these days

    I love recording stories about what the boys are up to. Everyone says the early years will fly by. Monday after work, Nina’s friends Mara & Paula were over and they had cinnamon rolls on the counter. Kyle pushed them back figuring Roger may have already spotted them but trying to dissuade any obsessing. Roger […]

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  • Holy Cow this book is WONDERFUL

    I have been reading The Language of Letting Go and it is very good. http://melodybeattie.com/category/daily-meditations/   This link and the series by the blogger “angry daughter” is really good too http://guesswhatnormalis.com/2010/12/how-to-break-free-from-a-parents-narcissistic-personality-disorder-part-three-in-a-four-part-series/

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  • Everyone Listen

    Everyone please listen to this Fresh Air interview with Joe R. Lansdale. Here is the summary from NPR: ‘Hap And Leonard’ Creator Needed To ‘Burn Bridges’ To Make It As A Writer: Joe R. Lansdale grew up poor in east Texas and worked as a janitor and in a potato field before finding success as […]

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  • ABR: Always Be Reading

    I love this portion of the Darius Foroux article from The Observer (which I found linked to from Nubby Twiglet’s blog): A(always) B(e) R(eading) You might have heard of the term ‘ABC’ from the play/movie Glengarry Glen Ross: Always Be Closing. Many salespeople and entrepreneurs live by that motto. I live by a different motto: Always Be Reading. […]

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  • Eating lately

    at home: Joanna Gaines recipe for no bake pumpkin cheesecake. It was good and very easy – I’d substitute fresh whipped cream for the cool whip and be forewarned that it’s super filling so small portions are your friend. Kyle made awesome black bean soup and tacos the other night – harkening back to his […]

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  • Making cookbooks your own

    One of my favorite Christmas gifts is The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. The internet is an amazing resource, and I don’t own many cookbooks, but I like having some around. I’ve taken to writing my notes on the pages by recipes. I think it’s helpful for repeat cooking (and what to skip repeating). I […]