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Baking Chocolate Surprise

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chocolate_barsThe other day, I was doing a bit of grocery shopping and pushed my cart down the baking aisle to pick up a box of currants for some currant shortbread cookies. I saw the baking chocolate nearby and remembered that I had also wanted to make some brownies. The recipe called for unsweetened baking chocolate which, at the time, I didn’t have, so I tossed a package of chocolate in my cart, as well.Continue reading Baking Chocolate Surprise

As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip (My First Sewing Memory)

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Agony-Needle-and-StringMom possessed a lot of really good, practical knowledge which she began passing down to my sister and me as soon as she felt we were old enough to understand what we were doing. One of the many skills she taught us was how to sew.Continue reading As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip (My First Sewing Memory)

The Mummy Head Incident

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Mummy, 30 BCE-395 BCE Human remains, linen, gold, brass Unknown artist Egyptian
Mummy, 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
Human remains, linen, gold, brass
Unknown artist
Egyptian
(Detroit Institute of Arts)

Growing up, I had an intense interest in the people and customs of ancient Egypt. One of the reasons was cats: I loved cats and had one of my own during most of that time. I loved that the ancient Egyptians shared my adoration for and appreciation of the cat. They even had a cat-headed goddess named Bastet!

What really fascinated me, though, was ancient Egyptian mummification.Continue reading The Mummy Head Incident

The “Crack”

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"Crack" Graphite on wall (Photo credit: S. Juby)
“Crack”
Graphite on wall
(Photo credit: S. Juby)

One day when I was around the age of 10 – so old enough to know better – I had what I can only describe as one of the many gross lapses in judgment I seemed to routinely have throughout my growing up years…Continue reading The “Crack”

The Patience Of A Saint

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Saint AnneI was not an easy child to raise.  I’ll admit that. Thanks to my paternal DNA (That’s you, Dad.), I was born with a mean stubborn streak.  I wasn’t a bad child, really.  I was mainly just really frustrating at times.  For example, I was very particular about what I did and did not like, and I made no bones about making my preferences known.Continue reading The Patience Of A Saint

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