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A Walk in Putnam

Yesterday I went to Putnam to meet up with my friend Sprite. Putnam is located on the Quinebog River in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. Putnam is a pleasant place, sort of touristy in a slightly offbeat way. We like … Continue reading

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Devil in the Details

One day I’m driving down the road, bringing the kids home from their grandparents’ house. I’m tired, and I’m hungry, and I don’t know what I’m going to make for dinner. So when the brilliant idea of going to a … Continue reading

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Overall

I’m feeling pretty good right now, all things considered. I’m relaxing comfortably on the daybed in my office, with my heavy faux fur over my legs, listening to Coldplay, drinking a hot cup of tea. Both children are napping, so … Continue reading

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Portuguese-By-Marriage

Growing up, I always thought I would marry an Italian. I lived in Connecticut, just north of New Haven, and there, as my friend once put it, you are either Italian or married to an Italian. But I moved to … Continue reading

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A Buffet of Books

Dear Marshall, When you were very young, we kept all of your books on a shelf in your room. We wanted them to be close at hand for spontaneous reading. After you learned to stand, you were able to reach … Continue reading

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Crybaby

Dear Livia, Wah, Wah, Waaah, Waaaaah, WAH, WAAAH, WAAAAAAAAH! How do you like it? Just kidding, Sweetie. Yesterday, you wouldn’t stop crying. I tried everything—diaper changes, burping, propping, tummy time, rocking, singing—you name it. As the day wore on, you … Continue reading

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Disappointing Day After

On this day— I was disappointed that the closest CVS did not have my favorite types of Easter candy on sale today. How can they not have Mini Eggs?

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I Tried

Yes, I felt exactly last night as I had predicted—tired and disappointed. I tried to remind myself that life is cake, but it turns out that life is actually beer and pizza!

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Strange Food

I tried a strange recipe last weekend. It was a rice pudding that contained eggs and pineapple juice in place of milk, and black rice instead of white. The finished product was a deep shade of purplish blue and it … Continue reading

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Good Fortune

We had Chinese food for dinner the other night and I liked the fortune that came in my fortune cookie. I looked for the little scrap of paper today because I wanted to share that precious pearl of Ancient Chinese … Continue reading

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