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Guess What My Go-To Snack When Writing Is?

What’s your go-to snack when writing? Mine is… nothing. Even though my office is literally the kitchen, I don’t eat at my desk. When I’m writing, I need to give all of my attention to that. On a break, I get to focus on my snacks and appreciate them, rather than gobbling them mindlessly. My […]

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May 9 2020: Shortages, Flexibility, and Prioritizing Your Panic

May 9 2020: To shake things up this past week, we had Pizza Tuesday and Taco Friday. I know, I’m a rebel. It was driven by the fact that I didn’t have the stuff to make tacos on Tuesday, and we went to the grocery store on Wednesday. When I wrote about our trip out […]

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Bread is Life (So Don’t Be a Tool)

Some knobs on Twitter are having a collective tantrum over, of all things, bread. People posting about their sourdough starter annoys them. Showing pictures fresh baked good enrages them. They can no longer bear this insufferable fad. Bread is life, my dudes. Get over it. If you want something to be outraged about, there are […]

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Happy Easter 2020: Gratitude and Happiness

Happy Easter 2020! Katie had the foresight to buy mämmi and vanilla sauce on the last trip out. We’ve been stashing chocolate and other Easter candy since it first appeared in stores this season. What I neglected to do was plan for any sort of special dinner. No herring, no salmon, no traditional Easter foods. […]

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Where’s the First Place You’re Going Out to Eat?

Where’s the first place you’re going out to eat, whenever this ends? For Katie and I, it will probably be a bakery cafe. A quiet place to sit and have a cup of coffee and a pastry. To be pragmatic about it, though, my answer has to be “nowhere”. It’s going to be a long […]