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mary-wilkinson's picture
Dec.10.2012
This has to be my favourite time of year in the kitchen. It is the only time when all culinary activity satisfies and distraction does not beckon you away from the candlelight, the spices, the hauling out of old recipes that turn yellow with time, the wish to comfort with good food.  I turn to...
annette-talbert's picture
Jan.29.2012
A simple life.  I think the secret to a simpler life is to take time to be present in the moment. We rush around running from activity to activity. It's rush, rush, rush till we are worn out and frazzled.  We are quick to provide a laundry list of annoyances- we can all recite the things...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Dec.15.2011
It started when we moved from Michigan to California. I was seven and found friends for the first time (my only pal before this was the 72 year old neighbor who let me play with her sock monkey while we sat on the porch and drank tea). And with friends came an awareness that our house was not...
annette-talbert's picture
Dec.04.2011
After a stress filled week, I decided to spend Saturday decorating the house for Christmas. I wanted to clear my mind of all the negative energy that had crept in, and replace it with Christmas cheer. As I opened each bin and began sorting through the lights, ornaments, Santas and Snowmen my mind...
sue-glasco's picture
Dec.13.2010
High winds after a Sunday of falling snow caused schools in our area to be called off today. Our pastor said yesterday that he wondered about calling off morning services, but he was glad he didn’t since most people made it. The director of our children and youth program yesterday afternoon wrote...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Apr.04.2010
A piece of tinsel is caught in the birch tree outside my window.  How long has it been there?  When I catch sight of it out of the corner of my eye, I look up.  I think someone's coming up the path to the front door of the two downstairs condo, maybe up the stairs to the two upstairs ones, one of...
aberjhani's picture
Dec.24.2009
Christmas and memories thereof are always a mixture of inspired joy and lingering sorrow for me. There are many reasons why both responses fit unyieldingly into the holiday equation but the following is one I will have to honor and meditate upon for the rest of my life:  If they, my niece April...
susan-browne's picture
Dec.09.2009
A few days ago, when the weather suddenly turned cold, I felt a wave of joy.  I had just taken a three mile run at the Lafayette Reservoir, and I was driving back to Oakland.  The wind picked up, dark gray clouds covered the sun, and miracle of miracles for California, it started to rain.  I rolled...
sue-glasco's picture
Jan.04.2009
It is that time of year.  Looking back and looking forward.  Although I had taken down the door wreaths and the many table top accessories and small items lining the books on one book case, both trees were still up yesterday morning when the phone call from Mary Ellen came. Her family was sleeping...
bozena-intrator's picture
Dec.24.2008
Yesterday, in front of my house the world started to look very magical.  Even though we don't have snow for the holidays this year in Warsaw, the climate has changed, for a few moments the old fashioned winter arrived and I managed to capture it on photographs before the snow stopped falling and...