Tag Archives: cranky

Bánh Mì: The Best Sandwich in the World (a Second Stay at Home Date Night)

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} .Homemade Pork Bánh Mì for Stay at Home Date Night The story behind my obsession with this sandwich Perhaps you too would have felt cranky and dubious if you’d been lost in Little Italy, dragging … Continue reading

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Searching for Jimi’s Castles Made of Sand

An expanse of deep mud separated us from our quixotic destination, having been abandoned by the tide hours before. My husband shook his weary head at me. Surely I didn’t want to drag our boys through the mud on the … Continue reading

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When the lights flicker on at the Parthenon

In the presence of the Parthenon, disappointment stabbed me. Finally in Athens, I climbed the hill to the Acropolis in the extreme heat of the afternoon. I passed through the ornate gate, and, lifting my eyes toward this majestic temple … Continue reading

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Terror at Three Feet

Image Source: D. Sharon Pruitt I fumed as I shifted my weight from left to right, halfway up to the attic. My husband had left the ladder down, and it blocked the hallway nearly completely. Trying to squeeze around it … Continue reading

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Cornered on Bourbon and Canal

This is part of a series, “Scene from a memoir.” Cornered on Bourbon and Canal After driving from Connecticut for 28 straight hours through a winter storm that shut down Pennsylvania, we arrived in New Orleans exhausted, cranky, and starving, … Continue reading

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