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Remember Ten-Word Thursday? It’s been months, but that particular invention sure comes in handy when you’re full of thoughts, but short on words.  Apparently, it took us a full week to recover from our joyous Bat Mitzvah ordeal.  There’s still plenty of that I’d like to share with you, but – well, full of thoughts, [...]

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{ A Mother’s Day tale } In 1978 just three types of contraband existed for me and my pal Andie Lerner: shoplifted Bonne Bell makeup, those curious magazines in our brothers’ rooms, and Judy Blume’s teen sex novel, Forever. But I was a fearful eleven-year-old who declined the five-finger discount – and despite many examinations [...]

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Delicious Sisters

I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness. Emily Dickinson After more than a year’s worth of Simmer, I’ve concluded that blogging is much like phoning your family. Some days an outburst and others, just “Everything okay? Bye.” For example, I was going to tell you about [...]

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Small Bites: Friends

On our way home from the airport Saturday night, Greg and I stopped for a late dinner out, somewhere with dim lighting and salty breadboards. Flush with being sprung from Vegas, it took just one glass of Chianti and some paper-thin prosciutto to relax, and the place was hopping.  I spotted some friends a few [...]

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The Secret Life of Oven Mitty

Today, we bid farewell to an old friend. It pains me to say so, but it’s time. Yes. Oven Mitty has pulled out his last banana bread. I know. It’s not easy for me either, buddy. We’ve worked in the trenches together for so long.  How long? Let’s take a look. Good times, and not [...]

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