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Mother’s Day: A cautionary tale

I started dropping non-so-subtle hints last week. “You DO know that Mother’s Day is coming, don’t you?” I said rather… Continue reading »

An Impossibly Perfect Holiday

While picking bits of pumpkin pie from our teeth on the last night of Thanksgiving break, my husband Francis and… Continue reading »

The Dinghy that keeps our family afloat

Quite often, the thing that wakes me in the morning is not my alarm clock. It’s not the National Anthem… Continue reading »

Airing dirty laundry while on vacation

“Whose are THESE?” my slim sister-in-law says with a laugh, holding up a large pair of underwear from a basket… Continue reading »

Life, hot flashing before my eyes

Last week, on the morning of my 48th birthday, I had my very first hot flash. The uncanny coincidence of… Continue reading »

The calm before the holiday storm

As you pop that fun-sized candy bar you just rummaged from your kid’s dwindling Halloween booty into your gullet, consider… Continue reading »

She’ll do it

Husband comes home from work, carrying dirty coffee cup. Entering kitchen, he sees that everything is neat, tidy, and put… Continue reading »

How to eat crabs without losing an eye

Human beings have evolved from their spear-chucking, cave-dwelling, hunter-gathering days. Today’s man walks upright when not sitting in lounge furniture,… Continue reading »

How to cook crabs without getting arrested for domestic assault

Last year, while on our annual beach vacation, a rental car pulled up to the corner outside our cottage. Three… Continue reading »

Vacationer’s Deadliest Catch

[Or, How to catch Blue Crabs without winding up in the Emergency Room] The Bering Sea crabbers have nothing over… Continue reading »

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