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In Defense of Long Division

It is hard to say that anything is certain in life, but I’m quite sure a few things can be crossed off my shopping list for good. Film. Carbon paper. A watch you have to wind every day. Or ever. … Continue reading

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Green Beans – Memoir

Photo: Hoover’s Farm Market, Lititz, PA July 2011 When I was growing up in Michigan, our family home was situated on five acres. By mid-May every year, Mr. Rathka from up the road pulled around back with his big farm … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Ava Paxton

  When my daughter Sarah was in college, she received a compliment from a family member on a piece she had written. It was not a major project – in fact it could have been a simple note inside a … Continue reading

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Doing Without

This is a piece I worked on in August 2011, at the Star Island Writers Workshop with writers and teachers Joyce Maynard and Robert Bausch. Joyce taught me the value of short, concice pieces – that sometimes, a rambling beginning squanders … Continue reading

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