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 the other day– [Wait a minute.  Do you cringe when someone starts a sentence like that?  Is it just a little too annoying?  Too smug?  Too urbany-pledge-drivey-I-can-name-all-the-hosts-I'm-a-tiresome-boor-who-listens-to-and-quotes-far-too-much-NPRish? Cringeworthy, maybe I'll grant.  Nevertheless it's a staple in my conversational pantry.  But I digress.] I heard on NPR that the goal unemployment number... Read more »
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