the gift that keeps on giving

so i spent saturday afternoon with a friend from high school — lunch at a burger joint that’s been around for decades then flying kites out on the lake. she was gracious and generous enough to give me a birthday present: the blue journal on the left, which i love. and then today brought me… Continue reading the gift that keeps on giving

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a few of my favorite things

i am a republican, though i’d say i’m a pretty moderate one. my friend tyler is a democrat. a devout one. in fact, she is more devoted to the democratic party than any other person i know. sometimes the things that come out of her mouth make me cringe and shut my browser because i… Continue reading a few of my favorite things

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the good in my day: december

daddy. sarah. mercy bocephus. iced tea. pottery barn’s comfort roll-arm slipcovered sofa. saltgrass’ chicken fried steak. jewel. that the world can sometimes be so beautifully small. the compliments a woman paid to my father through me. the memory of a man. that window of calm in the day, just as the sun’s setting… when the… Continue reading the good in my day: december

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the good in my day: october

getting off work on time. earphones (because i just had to sit in front of the baby who cried the WHOLE way to georgia). the medic. coligny beach. chatting with the bartender at proof. my nephew. my bed. weezer (because it was that, aerosmith’s eighties rock ballads or adele’s sad shit). reading dickens’ our mutual… Continue reading the good in my day: october

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the good in my day: august

lunch with maria. dinner with dianne. i sold a lot of stuff at work. seabiscuit. swimming. hearing my older brother’s name called over the p.a. in the airport just before my younger brother and i caught a flight to colorado to attend my cousin’s wedding. going to the aquarium with another cousin, his wife, child… Continue reading the good in my day: august

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the good in my day: june

the chat i had with my mother before she left this evening to dine with my father and their friends. the drive into my subdivision at dusk this time of year. the compliment a server paid me; i don’t remember the words, but they were incredibly kind observations of my character, and i almost cried… Continue reading the good in my day: june

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chicken spaghetti: the one my mama makes… courtesy gwen hruska

ingredients: two quarts (thirteen to fifteen pieces) chicken, diced four ribs celery, chopped two large onions, chopped green pepper, chopped two cloves garlic, minced sixteen-ounce can rotel tomatoes, diced can cream of mushroom soup tablespoon seasoned salt teaspoon pepper tablespoon worcestershire sauce pound velveeta cheese, diced fine twelve-ounce package thin spaghetti preparation: boil chicken: reserve… Continue reading chicken spaghetti: the one my mama makes… courtesy gwen hruska

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