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Mother’s Autumn Plunge

Dear, sweet mother friends of mine (and men, too, who happen to be overworked and exhausted), guess what?  Karen Maezen Miller of Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood is coming here, to Rochester, MN, to give a one-day retreat in October.  [You’ll know how much Karen’s words have meant to me in the […]

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Chocolate Ice Cream & Winner of Momma Zen!

From us to you on this warm Wednesday. Adapted from The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins, one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream 4 extra-large egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup milk 1 cup heavy or whipping cream 7 oz. good-quality bittersweet chocolate, broken into small pieces […]

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Dialogue in Fiction

Today is for writers…or readers who are interested in craft. I just read Benjamin Percy’s fabulous article on “The Geometry of Dialogue” in the Poets & Writers Magazine, July/August 2009 issue.  Unfortunately, it’s only available in print, so if you’re a writer, run–don’t walk–to the nearest Barnes & Noble to grab a copy. Percy’s piece […]

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Summer Reads & A Giveaway

I meant to do this Summer Reads post yesterday, but time slipped away from me and skedaddled out my front door.  Actually, the truth is my husband and I went to see the new Pixar film Up in 3-D.  The reason Pixar is king and queen and everything in between is that they’ve always adhered […]

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Mother’s Plunge: Retreat and Renewal

Okay, here’s an opportunity for all you exhausted and depleted mothers out there (isn’t that all of us?).  I’m disappointed I can’t take advantage of it, but I thought I should tell you about it, in case you can. Karen Maezen Miller is holding a one-day Mother’s Retreat in Sierra Madre, California.  Even though she’s […]

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