When Life Hands You a Cluster of Difficulty

In my search for tomatoes that taste like the kind my father used to grow in the backyard, I discovered the ones that come closest are what the grocery store labels “cluster tomatoes,” the kind with the vine still attached. Sometimes, strange things, like cluster tomatoes, speak to me about life. As I unloaded groceries, […]

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Thanksgiving Year-Round

Last week, our family gathered to celebrate the life of an amazing woman. Technically, she was my cousin-in-law, but I thought of her as blood kin because she was like us. Any time you were with her you felt special. Her laughter and smile were contagious. She was a great storyteller, but more than that, […]

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The Transforming Power of Snow

Here in the south, we get pretty excited about a snow forecast. One little mention of the S-word is guaranteed to clean out grocery store aisles, cause a run on hardware stores, and generally send people racing around in full-tilt prep mode, even if the forecast is only for a light dusting of the white […]

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