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The VCR is Broken and I Can’t Cook Without It and It’s All Your Fault!

Originally posted on the blog in November 2009, but reposted here today for your reading pleasure! For as many years as I can remember, my sister and then brother-in-law loaded up the kids and came to our parents’ for the holidays. Way back in the mid-1980’s, my sister decided that she wanted to make Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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My Sister Called Me Yesterday Morning; or, “I Can’t Sleep, So I’ll Wake YOU Up.”

My phone rang yesterday morning at 3:20 a.m. I almost had a heart attack. The adrenalin was rushing, and I answered the phone with the appropriate 3:20 a.m. greeting of “Who Died?” My sister, who is having a pretty bad time of it lately, from being unemployed, living too far away from her family, suffering … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Now Get Back to Blogging!

My sister called yesterday, not to wish me a Happy New Year, but to give me grief over not updating my blog lately.   She said she was bored and since she checks my blog every day, she was wondering if I was ever going to get back to the job at-hand. I tried to explain, … Continue reading