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swept up in the momentum

I’ve never been much of a football fan. Oh, when I was in the 9th grade, the quarterback of my high school football team was a lean beautiful boy who threw tight spirals down a…

a love letter to her mama

You could never have convinced me, when I was 16, that I would one day be writing this piece. Of course, back then I had memorized the name and spelling of every muscle nerve and tendon…

brussels sprouts, three ways

Brussels sprouts are much maligned, for only one reason. Most of us have eaten brussels sprouts overcooked to the point of being grey, thrown into hot water and boiled to death. It’s easy to forget…

gluten-free cornbread for Thanksgiving

Cornbread. It’s delightful. And you need a good gluten-free cornbread to make cornbread stuffing (or do you call it dressing?) for Thanksgiving next week. Here’s how to make it. A few years ago, we gave you a…

letting her fly.

This is our girl. Our Lucy girl. Lucy turned four this summer, a summer of laughter and splashing in the pool every day, a summer of long days playing in the yard, evenings at the beach,…