Monthly Archives: January 2015

Birdie.

He was five ounces of bravado, perched on my shoulder. He would have celebrated his 17th birthday (bird-day?) this year. He loved humans, parties and wine. Red or white. Champagne, too. Wouldn’t touch hard liquor, though. He had his limits. … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Beautiful Book Soup, Part III: July through December

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Mock Turtle sings of “beautiful, beautiful soup”. To me there is none more beautiful than the kind of a little of this and a pinch of that stirred in to make a year’s worth … Continue reading

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Book Soup, Part II: Stirring the Pot, January through June

Nothing is yummier than a big pot of Book Soup. My own recipe involves lots of cooks in the kitchen: I’m in three book clubs, so many of the books I read last year were chosen by others. Sometimes that … Continue reading

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Book Soup, Part 1: My Top Ten Reads of 2014

Life has recently been throwing lemons my way like a ball machine shoots out tennis balls. Thwack! Boom! Ouch! Every time I turn around, it seems, there’s¬†¬†another big juicy lemon headed straight for me. Do I make lemonade? Nah. I … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap: Christmas In The Rear View Mirror

If a successful Christmas can be judged by its intensity, this was the best ever. Here are some pix:      

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