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The healing path of dresses and waffles

I recently bought a sewing machine. Yes, I know that these days it’s cheaper to buy finished clothing than to buy cloth and sew a dress yourself. But I bought a sewing machine. Compounding the horror, I also bought a waffle … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: A Texas Magnolia Who Finally Faded

[originally published by Politics Daily in 2010; reposting for Mother’s Day 2011] My grandmother Grace Crawford Longino came into this world in 1901 and left it in 2002. In mid-century she seemed to be the most important woman in her … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Song “Left Foot Down” by Downy Mildew. Images from 1930s, 1940s, 1950s. My mom was so sad, with Mother’s Day approaching, and she was missing my grandmother. So I made this video. With love to my mother, and in memory … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day? No, Try Goddess Day

That’s what my husband has nicknamed Mother’s Day. He takes me out to eat and he calls me a goddess, since we have no children. Before you start retching, let me add that it’s a miracle we made it to … Continue reading

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A Baby: The Road Not Taken

Never had one. When I was 20 years old, I thought I never would. I seriously considered tying my tubes. For lots of reasons, well cataloged by my fellow writer Sarah Wildman in her post Best Age to Have a … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Bigger

Yesterday I saw open grief at a memorial service for a friend. I can’t tell you how refreshing that was. Photographer and Kansas City Star restaurant critic Lauren Chapin had just turned 50 when she basically dropped dead at the gym. Lauren was … Continue reading

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