November 2017

My Brothers the Butchers and Me, the Clean-Up Lady

November 14, 2017

When I used to say that old nursery rhyme about the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, I always imagined the butcher as a beefy man with a white apron and a big knife. I never imagined then that I would one day have not one, but four family members who are butchers. Let me introduce you to my three brothers, the owners of Conrath …

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Going about this Business of Being

November 7, 2017

I have a sister who used to say about some thought or emotion she felt, “Oh, I don’t want to tell because then it won’t be special anymore.” I think that’s sometimes how it is for a writer. Life always talked about becomes life lived on the surface. Real experiences and nibbles of thought, when they are always and immediately displayed, have no time to …

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