Monthly Archives: October 2013

Homemade ricotta

I had heard that it’s easy to make homemade ricotta cheese, so when I ended up stuck with two extra gallons of milk due to a grocery delivery mishap, the time to try it had arrived. It was easy. I … Continue reading

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Reading the Classics

“We read to know we are not alone.” — C.S. Lewis “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx They say you can find yourself … Continue reading

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A Chicken Experience

Warning: This post is about killing a chicken and includes disturbing content and photos. {Take me to Vegan for a Week.} Would you kill a chicken? I suspect vegetarians will quickly shudder and answer no, but what about we meat … Continue reading

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Greensleeves and the F.U. Sharp

“Alas, my love, you do me wrong, To cast me off discourteously.” — Greensleeves Back in high school, it was a struggle of love to show up for guitar lessons each week, paid for myself out of a scant minimum … Continue reading

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Scrabble: When Words Become Math

My husband and I had a perfect balance when we first met. He was stronger in math and science, and I was stronger in words and the humanities. The pleasant side effects of this were that our kids had no … Continue reading

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Laughter Yoga, or Laughing When There’s No Joke

“And the forests will echo with laughter. Does anybody remember laughter?” — Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin Supposedly we could laugh in any situation, and we pantomimed laughing while paying the bills, cleaning the house, and talking with a telemarketer. Laughter … Continue reading

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