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Retarded, Gay and Fat

Several years ago, when my boys were in the 10-14 age range, I fought a long battle with them over “retarded”. Everything and everyone was, apparently, retarded.  My Human Resource Director hat got on my head, and they had to hear about how hurtful it was to say those things, and what if you had […]

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Of Babies, Botox, and Porcupine Balls…..A Mother’s Reflection

I am old.  I will be 45 in September. I don’t really feel old, and I don’t think I look old, but I have long suspected that I must be old.  Cashiers sell me booze without blinking, and everyone calls me ma’am. But  any doubt that I was aging died a few weeks ago, when […]

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Picking Sides: Chicken Fried Vs. Country Fried

Chicken Fried Steak and Country Fried Steak. Same thing, right? I mean, if you look at internet and cookbook recipes, menus, and anywhere else, you might think they are interchangeable, for sure. I mean, there are so many different ways to say things in the South, this must just be an example of different local […]

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Of Babies, Botox, and Porcupine Balls

I am old.  I will be 45 in September. I don’t really feel old, and I don’t think I look old, but I have long suspected that I must be old.  Cashiers sell me booze without blinking, and everyone calls me ma’am. But  any doubt that I was aging died a few weeks ago, when […]

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Meat. Balls. How To Make Boys Eat Veggies.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll likely say it again, but I grew up on meatloaf.  One of my favorite meals as a kid was meatloaf–topped with sweet tomato paste–served with mashed potatoes.  Followed for a few days by cold meatloaf sandwiches. It has always baffled me….no…..astonished me, that neither my children–the fruit of my […]

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