Monthly Archives: June 2012

For those of you playing along at home

The summer solstice always leaves me a little flat, thinking I should have used the longer days leading up to it more fully because, oh no, now we are on our way back down the slope toward darkness, and I. … Continue reading

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Habit forming

I am not in the habit of making coffee. It is something I very rarely do. Mind you, I drink it like a caffeine-junkee who’s sure today is the last day coffee will be available ever, but I rarely make … Continue reading

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Tying up loose ends

Last Friday morning I felt as if a tight set of strings inside me went suddenly slack. I woke with not-too-much-pressing to do, an unusual state of being for me. Later, at about 9 in the morning, a luxuriously late … Continue reading

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In which it is acceptable to have unexpressed thoughts

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Mazureks and mazurkas

Mazurek, the name given to these cookies by the Poles and/or by Sharon Tyler Herbst, translates to mazurka in the online translators. And the definition of mazurka, according to online dictionaries, is a lively dance or spirited waltz in triple … Continue reading

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One of these days…

Bruce gave me a digital SLR for my birthday in March. I am sorry to say that, with the exception of one frustrating Saturday afternoon when I was stuck at Eastman for hours, it has been gathering dust on my … Continue reading

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Mazurek wielkanocny

These cookies are delicate, buttery and crisp. Traditional Easter treats, according to Sharon Tyler Herbst, their name translates to Easter mazurka in Google’s Polish to English translator. Here you see the basic recipe, but Ms. Herbst provides a variation that … Continue reading

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