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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

I’m thankful for this poem. Minnesota Thanksgiving For that free Grace bringing us past great risks & thro’ great griefs surviving to this feast sober & still, with the children unborn and born, among brave friends, Lord, we stand again in debt and find ourselves in the glad position: Gratitude. We praise our ancestors who […]

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I made you a pie

November 25, 2014

It’s been a long time, mis amores perdidos, so long that I didn’t want to show up empty-handed—I wanted to bring you a gift. So I made a pie. I made up a pie. The current draft, several revisions in, might not be the pie I imagined in my mind before I started baking. But […]

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On Writing Letters

March 14, 2014

This piece was published one year ago in The Public Humanist: For years I wrote letters. “Have you ever heard of The Collected Phone Calls of Gertrude Stein?” Rita Mae Brown says in Starting from Scratch. “Writers should learn to write letters and save the telephone for business.” I took her words to heart. Not […]

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nothing says “the holidays” like nepotism

November 9, 2013

…and what more appropriate time to celebrate my family than as Thanksgiving approaches. Halloween is behind us, and I am in no way encouraging any of you to put up Christmas decorations. All in good time. (It has been fun to scheme and dream about the perfect Hanukkah/Thanksgiving fusion menu. I propose latkes with Mama […]

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got lobstah?

July 13, 2013

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The Golden Treasury of Poetry; Louis Untermeyer, 1959

April 30, 2013

Before we leave National Poetry Month behind for another year—though in our hearts every month may be poetry month—I want to express my gratitude to my parents for bringing poetry into my life from an early age, for reading poems aloud to me—from A. A. Milne to the fella referred to in an infamous student […]

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I have the best library ever

February 14, 2013

Here’s their pre-Valentine’s Day display: What are your recommendations for a great hot date with a fabulous book?

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Journey to the River Sea; Eva Ibbotson, 2001.

February 4, 2013

In the throes of a relentless virus from a week before Christmas until long after New Year’s, my plans to read grownup books over the holidays flew out the window, and when I could read at all, all I was good for was yet another rereading of a handful of Eva Ibbotson’s YA novels: The […]

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happy holidays

December 31, 2011

are spent like this:

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fashion queen at the end of the year

December 31, 2011

She’s given up her spare costume of last winter for some New Year’s Eve decadence. Garlic scapes, darling.

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