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Potpourri: Singleness, Clotheslines and Loss at Christmas

How Not to Help All the Single Ladies: I am a single lady. The summer I graduated from college I read John Fischer’s booklet A Single’s Personal Identity. I had dated someone in college that ended after college. That booklet … Continue reading

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Marilynne Robinson: Graceful Prose and Powerful Storytelling

This past year I read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. It is a powerful story and Robinson such an eloquent writer that I picked the book to be the one I passed out on World Book Night. I have recommended it … Continue reading

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Women in World War II

The Atlantic Monthly is in the midst of a 20 part perspective on World War II. This past week, Part 13 World War II: Women at War was posted. Women in the United States volunteered throughout the war and many … Continue reading

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The Mommy Diet by Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser television show, wrote a book with Christie Matheson called The Mommy Diet. The book’s subtitle is: A Month-by-Month Plan for a Healthy Body and Mind Before, During and After Pregnancy. I read Sweeney’s … Continue reading

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Potpourri

Yo Farmer Dude: I grew up on my grandparent’s farm and know the sacrifices farmers make. I am an avid gardener but I do not consider myself a farmer. Katherine Dalton brings up some interesting points about gardening and how … Continue reading

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