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All we need is…kindness?

Posted in Life & Love

Last week, I nearly choked to death. Not metaphorically – I literally nearly choked to death. But this post is not about my actual experience, as unfortunate as it was; rather, as the friend sitting next to me quickly understood what was going on, told me to get up from my seat and promptly applied the Heimlich maneuver, it’s about what happened afterwards. Or what didn’t happen.

(5) Things we love…#153

Posted in Things We Love

Gone from these virtual pages but not forgotten. Certainly not forgotten by me as we are still in each other’s pockets on a regular basis – sofagirl I mean. She still contributes to this blog when my ideas are mediated through her opinion and by sending me suggestions for this weekly column. She is actually much more active than I am when it comes to scouring the web for the weird and the uplifting. The first three offerings come straight from her laptop. Enjoy your weekend and, if you are in the States, the extra hour of sleep on Sunday.

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Thought for the week..#249

Posted in Food & Entertaining, and Things We Love

When I invite you over, I meant it. I mean: Sit down. I will take care of you. I will buy the food and get the drinks and set the table and do the cooking, and I will clean up after. And when I come to your house, you will do the same. I will get to have the honor of being a guest. To perfectly show up, 10 minutes after the appointed time, with a bottle in hand for you, to bring my outgoing, conversational self, my good mood, my appetite, and to then enjoy all that is offered to me, and to then get my coat at the very end and leave without having lifted a finger. It is the greatest thing of all time.

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(5) Things we love…#152

Posted in Food & Entertaining, and Things We Love

Next week we will let go of Summer time, our days will become shorter, and apples and oranges will fill our fruit bowls for months to come. I look forward to all of it (probably because sub-zero temperatures and snow blizzards are not in the cards where I live). For now, I will enjoy the last truly hot weekend of the year. Have a great one, wherever you are, whatever the weather.

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The other has a face

Posted in Life & Love, and Women's issues

She slides in the chair next to me, at the round table where I am munching on chicken and salad. I notice the Valentino shoes, the beautiful peach purse that matches her blouse and hijab, the pretty smile and flawless make-up. Glancing at the badges stuck on our chest, we perform polite introductions. There is a silence I feel compelled to fill.

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