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COFFEE IN A CRACKED CUP

Goodbye to one of my favorite coffee cups, the mermaid Starbucks cup. I’ve knocked it about often enough in my early morning stupor to cause the glaze at the handle to get a small crack at the seam. My coffee … Continue reading

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WATERMELON and ATTITUDE 

My granddaddy used to say watermelon wasn’t good until the Fourth of July. In his day, most foods were locally sourced and didn’t fully ripen until midsummer. Now we can get fruit from California, Texas and Mexico in just days … Continue reading

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THE JAPANESE HAVE A NAME FOR MY AFFLICTION

   Hokusai: New Year’s Days of the Tea House Ogi-ya (woodcut) O-souji or The Big Year End Cleaning Ritual I must have been Japanese in a former life.  So far I’ve rearranged the bathroom cabinets, hung a new curtain in … Continue reading

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END OF THE YEAR TRADITION: HOUSE CLEANING

Many of y’all know this past year I lost track of my homeless daughter. Concurrently, I also lost track of cleaning my home. I put on blinders and said, “Dust? What dust?” I may have hit the furniture with a … Continue reading

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LOSING MY INNER CHICKEN BY MAKING SOUP FROM SCRATCH

When my daddy was a young boy, his mother would send him down to the corner store in town to pick out a plump young hen for the family’s Sunday dinner. Even back in 1930, Shreveport wasn’t a country place, … Continue reading

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