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Was Handel Gay?

I don’t think the answer to this question really matters, unless you base your ability to enjoy Handel’s Messiah on it.  Or any of Handel’s works, for that matter. I didn’t know there was a controversy, but if you read this delightful piece by John Ito, “Handel–Another Gay Anglican?” in Books & Culture’s November/December 2009 […]

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Two of My All-Time Favorite 60’s Books

You’re a cool cat if you know about Suzuki Beane–at least that’s what she’d say.  Written by Sandra Scoppettone, illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh (the author of the Harriet the Spy books, it’s a happenin’ look at a chick who thinks a lot of things are meaningless (“a drag” as she’d say). “my name is suzuki […]

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If You Could Cook Up a Pot of Sin, This Is What It Would Look Like

Hailing from a ranch in northern Oklahoma, Ree Drummond is a city girl turned rancher’s wife/mother/cook/comic.  Have you seen her hilarious (and scrumptious website)?  If not, where have you been?  It’s time, folks. Enter here to see for yourself. If you get lost–hello?  hello?–come back…please come back. This is what I’m talking about.  Did you […]

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Franny and Zooey

Why haven’t I read this novel until now?  Why, oh why?  Why wasn’t it the first thing I picked up after Catcher in the Rye? I’m not sure. WARNING: for those of you who have chosen, in life, not to surround yourself with bad language, then this is not the book, nor the post, for […]

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The World’s Best Caramel Corn

This afternoon, we’re munching on a batch of this little bit of heaven while we watch the Vikings/Ravens game. From 101 Secrets a Cool Mom Knows by Sue Ellin Browder and Walter Browder: As a Cool Mom knows, the secret to any delectable cuisine lies in the recipe.  And here’s the very best recipe for […]

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