Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Domestic Life, or Overwhelmed in the Aisles of Trader Joe’s

One of my proudest moments in the kitchen was back in college. Friends and I agreed to put together a potluck for Easter Sunday. I had volunteered to make a ham, perhaps only to impress my boyfriend John visiting from … Continue reading

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Thief in the Night

Death came unexpectedly and uninvited into our lives one week this past October. All around us leaves blazed brilliant fiery shades of red, gold and orange. By its very nature, autumn represents a fading away of life, of the earth … Continue reading

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Faith in the Face of Adversity

“I will not curse the darkness. I will light candles.” – John H. White At the end of May, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photography staff. From what I’ve read, reporters will need to take mandatory iPhone photography … Continue reading

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Riding In Cars With Strangers

“Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.” – “Counting Stars” by One Republic In the late fall of the millennial year, I was a passenger in a car driven by a stranger. I’d been living in North London near … Continue reading

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