December 20, 2018

In addition to the melodic list of favorite things that Maria sings about in The Sound of Music (which just happens to be one of my favorite things), I'd like to add:

Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"
Dark chocolate-covered cherries from Holl's of Parkersburg, WV

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I’m following the new year cliché and working to clean out my spaces, to have a clean start. Last week, I uncovered the metal pencil tray in my desk drawer from beneath a mountain of clutter that had been crammed inside for far too long. Beneath the pile of paperclips...

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When I was a young girl growing up in Memphis, a honeysuckle vine grew feverishly outside my bedroom window.  I awakened to its sweet, intoxicating fragrance throughout its blooming season.  And when the scorching sun of a southern summer seemed exhausting, all I had t...

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