Monthly Archives: December 2010

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Everyone has their special occasion meals, or at least dishes. My family’s meals have never quite stayed constant, due to my mom’s love of “changing things up,” while Chris’s family’s are as steadfast as the Lincoln Memorial. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Christmas Goodies

I know it sounds selfish, but I do love the present receiving part of Christmas. Between sustainability reasons and my family disposition towards thriftiness, I rarely buy anything for myself. Also, Chris and I give each other birthday presents – … Continue reading

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At which the distance from the celestial equator is the greatest

On Tuesday, I attended a solstice party with Ecolocity at the Potters’ House, a lovely bookstore and meeting place in D.C. Even though I don’t celebrate solstice as a religious holiday, I do think it’s valuable to recognize the cycles … Continue reading

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For a child is born

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it! For those who don’t, I hope you had a lovely winter day, full of hope and joy. Here’s a passage about Christmas from one of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott. I love her … Continue reading

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With Honors, No Less

On Friday, my husband Chris graduated from culinary school! He received a certificate with honors from L’Academie de Cuisine’s Professional Culinary Arts Program. He also received a Presidents’ Award for never missing a day of class or being late. The … Continue reading

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