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Jun.18.2013
  “Even the most fickle are faithful to a few bad habits.” ~ Mason Cooley One of my favorite fun and totally kitschy possessions was my little fortune fish. You remember them, right? They look like a wafer-thin piece of strawberry candy. You would hold the fish in the palm of your hand...
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May.06.2013
“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.” ~ Emily Dickinson Call Doctor McDreamy, because I’ve caught SPRING FEVER!Wow, what a gorgeous couple of sunny, warm, breezy summer-like days we’ve had here in the city, so in keeping with the simpler things — and having time to...
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Mar.01.2013
♫*♥ “You Don’t Have To Be Italian” (SONG PLAY link HERE) by Pat Cooper (aka Pasquale Caputo) is one of my all-time favorite Italian-themed songs. If you’re not yet acquainted with Pasquale you can meet him at Getting Saucy with Pasquale Caputo. I love it, but whenever I...
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Jul.18.2012
“A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” ~Laurie Colwin There are many proud moments in the life of an Italian family, but one of the sweetest is when the baby of the brood selects and picks their very first ripe and juicy homegrown tomato. Since these plants are grown...
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Dec.08.2010
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Not to sound cliché, but this is by far the hardest, most heart-wrenching post I have written so far.  Honestly, if anything else in the next decade comes anywhere near this, immediately find me a stiff new...
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Jun.09.2010
 ”The Power of Christ compels you!” ~ Father Merrin & Father Damien Karras, THE EXORCIST I was lucky enough to experience many family drive-in nights as a kid back in the 70s.  Tracy and I would throw on our comfiest PJs, hop in the car with my parents and head off to the local drive-in (...
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May.25.2010
“A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Most parents have a ridiculous threat they keep in their pocket to throw out when they want to keep their kids in line.   My mom had one which shut me up pretty quickly, because the thought of being away from my quirky family (insanity...