Archive for January 2013

Return Beautiful with love: Sweet Potato Pie and the President

Return Beautiful with love: Sweet Potato Pie and the President
I think it’s high time I shared some stories from the pie contest. Don’t you? Pie contest.  If you’re a new reader here, or you don’t personally know me (a small group, I confess), you may not know what occupied my September and October. My friend Kate and I had ourselves a pie contest here... Read more »

Metal never sounded so sweet: cochlear implants go bilateral at our house

So while I’m biding my time waiting for a pie recipe from a south side optimist and sweet potato expert (you know, you can never hurry these food stories), I thought I might talk about something completely different.  There isn’t a speck of food in this story.  But it’s a pretty good story anyway, so... Read more »

Penniless, and wealthy as a lord

Penniless, and wealthy as a lord
I heard on NPR recently that the goal unemployment number for the next five years will still reflect higher unemployment than the highest figures from the last recession.  Get that?  Let me put it another way.  Economists, and the feds, are now ogling, as a dreamy, far-away, unattainable fairy-tale wish, a 7% national unemployment rate. ... Read more »
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