Monthly Archives: June 2012

Closest to the bone, sweeter is the meat

Of course, being a dedicated eater, and a woman, I’ve always had to reckon with the risk of weight gain, to balance sensual indulgence with sensible moderation. I was a skinny kid, a happy glutton who ran around outside for … Continue reading

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Something’s got me amazed, don’t know what to do, my head’s in a haze

Strangely, given that we’re in the middle of what passes for a heat wave up here, it’s been a week of steady potato-eating. The other day, we discovered the steak frites at our local bistro; these fries are addictive — … Continue reading

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Pink love, pink love, pink love, just like a fairytale

It’s summertime in Maine, finally, after a long, cold, rainy spring. We’ve been on a bit of an eating and drinking binge around here, as usual. Lately, a theme seems to be emerging: pink. Last weekend, Brendan’s best friends visited … Continue reading

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She says she can’t go home without a chaperone

The other evening, I was upstairs, reading John Crowley’s “Little, Big” in the bathtub with a glass of wine. Brendan was downstairs, making basil pesto.  I thought this was a fine arrangement, all around. After a few pages, I put … Continue reading

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Now she’s gone like a shooting star

Yesterday on our walk, the tide was as high as I’ve ever seen it here, churning at the stone seawall. The beaches had disappeared. We walked through driving rain and a hard wind, glad we’d worn knit hats and sweaters … Continue reading

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