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December 2008


Soup for a Cold

(or an achey heart) My brother went camping today in Point Reyes, but I didn’t go because I’m still a little sick and it’s cool and drippy. I am trying very hard not to regret this. Back in September, when I made the reservation,…

28 December 2008
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Christmas, Quiet

[Sun at South Salmon Creek, December 2008.] Yesterday — Boxing Day — we went to the beach and the coast stretched out before us, still and shining as it tends to be in winter. It was very cold and with a fresh wind; my…

27 December 2008
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Happy Christmas

[My tree, December 2008.] But that was not the same snow,” I say. “Our snow was not only shaken from white wash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and…

25 December 2008
california gluten-free holidays sweets

Almost There

My bags are packed, my presents organized (if not wrapped), the holiday packages mailed and hopefully already received, my new year’s eve party plans in full swing, and if I am still sort of sick and coughing well, at least there’s peppermint ice cream.…

23 December 2008
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Alone in the Kitchen, with Cake

Like clockwork, every year just before Christmas I catch a cold. Perhaps it’s because it’s our extra busy season at work, or that I’m realizing the end of the year is mere days away and I get flustered, or because those holiday cards aren’t…

19 December 2008