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We’re back in the will!

Leta is staying with my father for a couple of days, and the other night we drove out to his house to drop her off and have dinner together. My stepmother is a fabulous Southern cook and had prepared fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and corn. I thought we’d pour Leta a bowl of [...]

Meerschaum pipe

This was the gift I gave to Jon for our first anniversary in 2003, a meerschaum pipe carved in the likeness of a Viking’s head. I was pregnant at the time (and just stop that little thought right now, no, Jon did not ever smoke this pipe around me when I was with child, although [...]

Roasted to perfection

It’s that time of year again, or at least it’s the weeks leading up to the days when Chuck will systematically try to kill himself by overheating in the sun. Sometimes he is so intent on cooking his internal organs that we can’t even lure him up with cheese, so one of us will have [...]