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The things we keep

October 4, 2013

Our daughter’s Hello Kitty thermos was supposed to be passed along, one of those outgrown things that has no place in our new pared-down life. But then a friend posted a picture of a Hardy Boys thermos she and her husband found while replacing a porch. Maybe it’s because the mod outlines of Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson snapped me back to my own ’70s […]

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Looking back to look ahead

September 12, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about perception. The way we perceive others. The way others perceive us. The way we see ourselves. And I remembered an essay I wrote a long time ago, when food was becoming a really big thing for me and I was teetering between conviction and self-consciousness. This essay is long (like book-chapter […]

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Why I’m not posting lunch pictures anymore

September 9, 2013

Last year at this time, I joined the ranks of bloggers who post pictures of their kids’ lunches. I started for mostly selfish reasons. After years of cramming lunch-packing into rushed mornings (despite many resolutions not to), I wanted to go on record with my night-packing commitment and own it by posting pictures on the Spoonfed Facebook page. But I also […]

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Experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand by.

May 24, 2011

I should have written this post weeks ago. But you know how you keep thinking a problem will resolve in just one more day? Maybe two. Even three. So you stick it out and then a whole bunch of time passes and you’re like, huh, wha…? How has it been three weeks since I posted? […]

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Blue no more. I’m blogging it.

March 15, 2010

A year ago I e-mailed friends with the idea for this blog. I was already bouncing around names, and I wanted input. But none of the names clicked. Then life got busy and paying work took priority. Still, the blog was always there, nagging at me, tempting me, taking shape in my head if not […]

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