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An ode to my alcoholic parents

Dear Wendy,

Yesterday I stumbled across this small bit of memoir I wrote 3 years ago about our cranky, argumentative, alcoholic parents.

I’m not sure why I wrote it, exactly—but it still rings true to me, and I thought you might like to take a look. Um, enjoy?



You know what I hate most about writing? The lede. Continue reading

A big pat on the back

Dear Karen,

I’ve been reading a lot recently, about parents saying teary farewells to their children heading off for university this autumn.

Do you remember those days?  I do.  Like they were yesterday.  It was tough,  but we got through it in the end. And chances are, so will those parents.  Maybe they’ll do it with a bit more dignity and decorum than I?  One can only hope.   Continue reading

November: Time for comfort food

Dear Karen,

Fall has always seemed like the best time to bake, don’t you think? As the weather gets blustery, “comfort food” takes on a whole new meaning. After all, there’s just something so warm and comforting about a house filled with the smell of baked goods. Continue reading

Back to the future…again!

Dear Karen,

One man, one woman, one cat.  That’s how Lars and I started out. Continue reading

Happy Hallowe’en: It’s all about the candy

Dear Karen,

Happy Hallowe’en!  I love this time of year—the crisp air, the falling leaves, the hint of winter in the air, saying good-bye to the heat and humidity of summer…I love it all. Continue reading

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