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Scents of Christmas

In our multi-heritage home, we celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas. One year I was so busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas—finishing a work project and celebrating Chanukah at home, with friends, and with several elementary school classes—that I … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away

Blanco is the chicken that started the latest cycle, the cycle that begins with joy and inevitably leads to resigned sadness. The length of each cycle is highly variable, but each ends by snake, hawk, or quadruped. Blanco arrived still … Continue reading

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Chicken Love

“Those are some plump-looking hens you have out here for this country,” commented a new visitor to our home. “Lots of table scraps from the kids,” my husband responded, opening the screen door. “We’ve already lost some,” my voice trailed … Continue reading

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Dump with a View

“Isn’t that a stitch?” laughed one old friend when we told her of our new modest home. “Bring it along when you come to visit,” suggested another friend. Swallowing East Coast pride and prejudices, my husband and I had bought … Continue reading

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