Monthly Archives: February 2011

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake Cookies

Latest installment from The Joy of Cookies… Okay, these are OMG awesome! They appear to be fussy but aren’t. They do however require most of a package of Oreos to make. Not terribly practical for everyday cookie requirements, but absolutely … Continue reading

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Chalk man

What to do after propping up terrified wife and mother through, not one, but two little public speaking engagements for which she is completely unqualified and unsuited but which she must perform as if suited and qualified and with a … Continue reading

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Another project… yeah, like I needed one of those

For a few years, Kate has used Bruce’s old desk. By Bruce’s old desk, I mean one he used through high school over 35 years ago. It has worked ok, and been filled with crayons, paper, paints and an odd … Continue reading

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Shiny happy people

Monday evening: Bruce and I loaded our car with 12 garbage bags (really need to see if I can’t do this with canvas bags next time… but ForceFlex bags are amazing… except the scent, eww) full of bags of books … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Spirals, take 2

Success! These are a little too fiddly for my taste, but they are much better this time around. And they still taste good with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce! I added about three tablespoons of half-and-half to the dough, … Continue reading

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Tales out of school, the third

One of the volunteer tutors in our literacy program recently told me about a student who has a special place in his heart and memory, and I realized that experience is probably common among the tutors. It certainly rang true … Continue reading

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The things we do for love

Every once in a great while, I am rewarded for my choice of undergraduate degree. During my senior year, after slaving away at a double major in art and psychology, I was told to choose my degree: Bachelor of Science … Continue reading

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