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Life My Way

Who doesn’t want to live their life, their way? “Living the dream.” I see this phrase too often and, to be honest, it annoys me. What is “the dream”? Is it meant facetiously? “The dream” sounds too authoritarian, as if there is only one kind of dream. I reject that notion and call on everyone

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Ladies

Ladies: For some reason, 53% of white women who voted, voted for Trump. If you are a woman who voted for Trump, I do not understand your choice. I cannot understand why you excused his reprehensible misogynist behavior and attitude toward women, his racism and hatred of minorities, his mocking of those with disabilities, and

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New Year’s 2017

New Year’s 2017 is here and I’m looking back at how I went from fabulous England to the Midwestern prairies four years ago. 2013: I had a baby and my husband’s enlistment in the military ended. With no interest in re-enlisting, we moved from England back to the United States with an infant, no clue

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The bliss of being unconnected

Yes, unconnected. That’s what we are at the moment. Intentionally. I don’t own a smartphone and if I ever do, I will never set it up to receive Facebook notifications. I will┬áturn it on when I leave the house and turn it off when I return. The phone number will be given out as an

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Raspberries!

Raspberries are a favorite in this house. I’m not a big raspberry eater, but my husband and daughter love them. If I bring home a container from the store, at least half of them are gone within moments… and the other half usually get thrown out a day later because they go soft overnight. So

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Ode to Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has a special place in my heart, both due to nostalgia and practical reasons. When we first moved into our new home, we were on a limited budget and between jobs. So here we were with a house we outright owned, but not quite sure how we would pay the other bills. Of

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Autumn Musings

There is no doubt it is autumn now. Warm days, cool nights; garden spiders among the tomatoes; box elder bugs huddling together, seeking warmth. The tomatoes and Brussels sprouts are flourishing. Broccoli and squash are winding down. We’ll transplant the peppers soon and keep them growing indoors throughout the winter. Of course, this is where

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And there is salsa!

Salsa! After waiting for my husband to do it, it is, well, done! Look at this beautiful stuff! How We Make Salsa First, there are the tomatoes, of course, which are diced and mixed with whatever else is going into it. Here my husband added cilantro, onions, jalapenos and habaneros peppers from our garden. After

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