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Powerball Fail

I wasn’t going to do it. Safely in the hands of Uber, I was on my way to my book group meeting at Debb’s, having gotten to 7 p.m. without buying a Powerball ticket before last night’s drawing. Yes, EVERYONE I KNEW had bought at least one ticket—in one case, twenty-five. But, …

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Stuff

A friend just texted me that she needed an emergency recipe for stuffing. I’m figuring she just got her pot luck assignment, having not had the foresight to do a pre-emptive ask to be assigned the cranberry sauce, which is much easier. This recipe is for her and for others who find …

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Slammin’ Yam Soup

There’s nothing worse than having o feed people before you feed them, as in that odious task of providing  lunch on Thanksgiving when you are also cooking that daunting T-day dinner  menu later.  Okay here’s what you do: make slammin’ yam soup the day before . It’s an easy recipe and I …

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She’s Gotta Have It

I’m making Thanksgiving dinner for Mom and top on her list of side choices are Brussels sprouts. I have calculated that 2/5 of those attending will not eat what they view as cruciferous offenders like this, but Mom rules. If those who decline to eat the sprouts want something green they can …

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Treat Or Treat-ish?

So if you were me, or even if you weren’t, which treat would you pick on Halloween? It’s a day when everyone deserves (or at least feels entitled to) eat something sweet and at least slightly orange without actually being an orange or anything else that is healthy. So if you were …

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I’ve Got Mail

The mailman’s truck is very cute—all perky, square and white. I always get a little thrill when it chugs into sight. He’s brought a big, fat pile today: A baseball magazine, A catalogue of Christmas toys (‘though it’s just Halloween), A dentist bill for fifty bucks that’s wildly overdue, A postcard all in …

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Open Minded

Once one is on the other side of 65, it becomes harder but more essential to be adventurous. It was with this in mind that I took a subway to the U.S. Open. It’s not that I don’t ordinarily take the subway in New York–I do. But usually it’s to go to, …

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The Office

There is a Tiny Lady who works in an office down the hall from mine. At least I think she works. As petite as a seventh grader, she is more often in motion than at her presumed desk. She pops up everywhere, her objective being to find conversation. A world-class hall-roamer, she …

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Paris, Illinois

Many of you have asked if I’ve  recorded any tracks besides movie soundtracks and family music…I have, only a few, and I just found this one on iTunes…JH as country girl. (Who knew?) Check it out. It’s track 5, a song I wrote called “Paris, Illinois”…