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27 04, 2014

Oh, No, We Missed the Lutheran Marriage Encounter!

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:29+00:00 April 27th, 2014|good fiction, pasta salads, salads|0 Comments

We checked into a Chicago hotel Friday night and soon discovered that we were sharing the premises with the Lutheran Marriage Encounter.  All those nice people walking in with their notebooks--I wonder what they hoped to improve over the weekend.   Half the fun of hotels is sharing them with Groups.  We've passed through lobbies full of Mary Kay reps (High heels!  Perfect faces!  Pink Escalades!) [...]

16 04, 2011

Can Russia Possibly Be Interesting?

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:35+00:00 April 16th, 2011|desserts, good fiction, pasta salads, sandwiches|2 Comments

Well, today we have, on the Finished Book Pile, The Dream Life of Sukhanov, an elegantly written and richly imagined novel by Olga Grushin. At first, I wasn't so sure. A quick glance over the jacket copy left me reluctant to plunge in. The story centers on the 50-something protagonist. Who wants to read a book about someone in their 50s? I thought before I, [...]

25 06, 2010

Eating Cashews and Balancing Politics

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:36+00:00 June 25th, 2010|pasta salads|3 Comments

It's been an excruciatingly boring food week. Sunday was a day of intrigue and upset affairs and I just couldn't pull things together enough to fix what was on the menu. Then my husband went off to Atlanta and there was little reason to cook anything at all. Then one day, I don't remember when, I bought the ingredients I forgot to buy earlier and [...]