My Hero

You’d think at my age; common words wouldn’t confuse or irritate me. Nonetheless, they can. “Hero” is one of those words. For my entire life, the word “hero” meant “someone who had risked life and limb to save others from harm or death” – something I think old movies of the ’40s and ’50s must…

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Eating Crow

I love to cook. My first interest in cooking came from watching my mother cook our family meals. She is still (at 89 years old) one of the best cooks I’ve ever known. The ability to whip up a delicious meal quickly and efficiently, often without a written recipe, was fascinating to a young preteen…

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