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Last Day

Today is my last day of winter break. I celebrated yesterday by spending the whole day–the whole day–cooking and running errands. Which means, I spent an hour running errands and the rest of the day cooking. I wanted to bake a pie. A chocolate pecan pie. Specifically, this one. This pie is the easiest pie in […]

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Friday

I am sick with a summer cold (that’s what I’m calling it anyway). I don’t like being sick, but at least a cold is better than mono, so I’ll take what I can get. In the meantime, I’m working on my syllabi for this upcoming semester, putting readings on the schedules, deciding on office hours, […]

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“The Joy of Not Cooking”

While we’re on the topic of cooking and style, check out Megan McArdle’s article in the latest Atlantic. In “The Joy of Not Cooking,” McArdle  points out that women in the 1920s spent thirty hours a week in the kitchen. In the 50s, we were spending on average twenty. And now? A whopping 4.4-5.5 hours […]

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Four Weeks

I just need to make it through the next four weeks. (Plus finals. But I can’t include finals in the countdown, because four is somewhat doable and five is not.) Everything at school is haywire. We are all freaking out. We all have way too much to do in way too little time. The stress […]

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A Saturday Post

I usually take the weekend off from blogging, but today I’m in such a good mood I thought I’d better write now before things change. Last week was absolutely brutal. Jesse and I were running up on the deadline to finish processing my niece’s senior pictures, but we weren’t concerned, as we had no other […]

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