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My father would have turned 69 last weekend.  Sixty nine doesn’t seem that old to me – my grandmother is ninety three and still going strong – but in January, it will be five years since we lost him. I say we …

My Latest Obsessions

Temperamentally, I tend towards moderation.   I like to vary my menus, I rarely binge-watch TV shows, I don’t wear the same clothes, or the same shoes, every day.   There are a few things that catch my fancy, that I feel …
Gift Guide

The 2014 Domestic Front Gift Guide

OK, Thanksgiving is the day after tomorrow.  You got this.  But brace yourself:  Christmas is one month from today.  Hanukkah starts three weeks from tonight.  And Black Friday is three days away.   Which means the gifting starts about … now.   …
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