Dangerous Illusions: The Dark Side of Denial

" What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." is nothing more than a trite saying. Often what doesn't kill someone weakens them tremendously, and results in the development of various issues and complexes. A person may be breathing, but feel completely dead inside. One who has been through certain things may be hardened or have… Continue reading Dangerous Illusions: The Dark Side of Denial


In Defense of Dirty Hands

I suppose it's oftentimes true  that opposites attract. I have always been artistic, without an academic bone in my body, whereas my husband spent the entirety of his schooling as an advanced placement student. When we met he was  student in an engineering program. After two semesters of boredom and misery he said to me,"I… Continue reading In Defense of Dirty Hands

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The Sweet Life (With Less Sugar)

There's no getting around it, sweet things taste good. While greasy doughnuts and multi colored candies have never appealed to me, there was a time when I couldn't be left alone with a chick flick and a pint of sorbet. This changed about three years ago when I read a piece on American's excessive sugar… Continue reading The Sweet Life (With Less Sugar)

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Our names are often the first thing we share with others.  We all have various images that come to mind at the mention of  certain names. These images may be of a person we know with that name, or a picture our mind generates seemingly at random. I have always been interested in the naming… Continue reading A Rose By Any Other Name

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Nuts About Milk

Remember the days when the nightly phrase at dinner was, "Drink your milk!"? Oh, how I dreaded those words. Luckily for me, my mom gave up her attempts to get me to drink milk upon realizing the only way I could swallow cow's milk was if my glass was filled half way with chocolate syrup.… Continue reading Nuts About Milk

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Vanilla Date Bread

While I  make just about everything else from scratch, my lack of baking expertise has found me buying pre-made baked goods for my husband, and as a result feeling like a partial failure as a wife.  I'm sure I'd have long  been capable of baking a cake if I went the classic "eggs and sugar… Continue reading Vanilla Date Bread