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Post-Op: The Lists

My foot surgery was months ago now, and as my mobility improves, things that were important in those early weeks after post-op will soon be dismantled or forgotten.  I learned so much before my operation, as I talked to folks … Continue reading

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The Peanut Butter Lessons

Peanut butter was a staple at our house growing up. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Peanut butter on saltine crackers. Marshmallows on peanut butter on saltines (no chocolate), baked in the oven for somemores on … Continue reading

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Sweetness on the Side

I remember my first taste of pure maple syrup. I was on a brunch date as an undergrad, at the Basil Pot in Columbia, South Carolina. I remember I ran out of syrup, and had to ask for more. Did … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Crown’s

I start my day these days with a lovely green potion from Odwalla, called Original SUPERFOOD. It’s dark green. Slime green, according to my family. Ewwww is another popular description. It doesn’t taste green. It tastes like fruit. The bizarre … Continue reading

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That Thing Around My Neck

I got a new cross for my birthday this year. We found it in Jamaica, on our usual shopping trip to First Choice for Blue Mountain coffee and beautiful jewelry. I was delighted to find a cross with such an … Continue reading

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The Green Ray

Working in Silicon Valley for twenty-five years, my work uniform has been jeans, casual shoes, and tasteful T-shirts, oxford shirts, or mock turtles — depending on the season. I’ve had maybe two suits my entire career. No need for them. … Continue reading

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Betrayal in the Kitchen

I had a Hansen’s soda with dinner tonight, and was intrigued by the prominent display of “Cane Sugar” and “No High Fructose Corn Syrup” on the label. I vaguely recalled that high fructose corn syrup was supposed to be bad … Continue reading

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