Category Archives: family

Thanks and giving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanksgiving kicks off a period of serious introspection for me, where I take stock of what I have experienced and learned this year. I also start to turn my gaze towards the next year and all of … Continue reading

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Oh, my! I am my mother!

Last week, it hit me like an epiphany. I am my mother. Not my mother exactly, but I do have many traits that she possesses that I have fought hard against. I literally ran from. I love my mother to … Continue reading

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A song for my mother

“Mama, mama you know I love you Oh you know I love you Mama, mama you’re the queen of my heart Your love is like Tears from the stars Mama, I just want you to know Lovin’ you is like … Continue reading

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My brother from another mother

Usually, when people say “My brother from another mother”, they are referring to a close friend whom you have known for your whole life, but in my case, I am referring to my genetic brother. My brother David and I … Continue reading

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My sister the hero

I don’t think many people can say that their sister saved their life. But fourteen years ago, my younger sister did just that. She was even honored in the local paper for this and given award. What a big accomplishment … Continue reading

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Ye olde renaissance faire

During my visit with my brother and his family a few weeks ago, we headed to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. I was truly excited, because I had never been to one. I kept thinking about munching on a large turkey leg as … Continue reading

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Dreams of my father

On Wednesday, I made the long journey to visit my father…it had been over 21 years since I had been in his “presence”……… I have two strong childhood memories associated with my father. First, I remember him being there to … Continue reading

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A sappy moment

Yes, it’s 11 pm and I am feeling sappy. And for those who know me, know it’s WAY past my bedtime, but I wanted to post a little note before I get back to my regularly scheduled programming of food, … Continue reading

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Cooking for the Bro—a Lamb dish from Cosmo’s kitchen

My brother loves to just wing it, but I am more of a type A scheduler. I like to know about things months in advance. So when he let me know that he would be coming up Monday-Tuesday instead of Thursday-Friday … Continue reading

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The bridesmaid venture…part 1 (of two known episodes, thus far)

So, I am quite tickled that I remained unscathed from bridesmaids duties throughout my twenties. However, I think that all changed when I turned thirty last year. My twin in personality (my godsister/cousin) is getting married this year and asked … Continue reading

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