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Feb.20.2014 - 6:52 am
  “The walls have ears.” That’s what my mother used to say when other adults were around who were about to say something that she didn’t want me or my siblings to hear....
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Jan.08.2014 - 3:33 pm
  The holidays have come and gone, and it’s hard for me to let them go.  I didn’t have a particularly good or bad holiday season, but I always feel a sense of warmth at...
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Dec.27.2013 - 6:49 am
  I.  The beef smelled delicious, its perfectly seasoned perfume making my mouth water as I gratefully took my plate and set it down in front of me.  My portion...
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Nov.12.2013 - 3:34 am
Although I’m not really into weddings, when it comes to thinking about nuptials, there is one way that I totally resemble Robert DeNiro’s character in “Meet the Parents”: my cat...
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Comments from Alysa

Nov.06.2013 - 2:45 am
In response to: Toasting a Ghost in Northern Ireland
What a great story! I love how you reconnected with your great-grandfather - so glad you found his grave!
Oct.29.2013 - 2:21 am
In response to: Bring Boots
This post is about a 2007 visit I made to the battlefields of La Somme.  I originally posted it here as an essay....
Aug.22.2013 - 6:57 am
In response to: An American drive-in...Paris-style
My pleasure!  Thanks for reading!
Aug.01.2013 - 11:09 am
In response to: In Japan, Seeking a Father-in-Law’s Permission to Adopt
This was absolutely fascinating. I had no idea adoption was like this in Japan.  Thank you for teaching me...
Jan.21.2013 - 8:37 am
In response to: burn, baby, burn
I see a lot of people have weighed on in this. I don't know - for me, it just seems very liberating.  Whatever you...