Category Archives: Family

The Professional Porch Sitters Union, Local 518

Porches are as much a part of an all-American summer as barbecues, flip-flops and swimming. A lot happens on a porch: lovers spoon, a dog naps in the sun, iced tea and lemonade taste better, and reading a book just … Continue reading

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What Memorial Day means to one soldier’s little girl

Memorial Day never struck me as a mini-Black Friday, the day to run to the nearest holiday sales or tell anyone who will listen, “Thank God I’ve got Monday off!” Memorial Day is about remembering. A day to do what … Continue reading

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The Sunday Dinner Incident

Mom and Grandma didn’t see eye to eye: pasta wars edition
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Welcome to Dogland

In 2010, I wrote a post welcoming a wonderful, most majestic and decidedly imperious member to my family. This is a different kind of post… There’s been a lot of talk about moving to another country since this past November. … Continue reading

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Peter Pan was right

“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!” ~James M. Barrie Being a grown up is overrated. I know this because I … Continue reading

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