Category Archives: almost off the grid

one door closes…

I don’t mean to mislead.  I know that usually the phrase “one door closes” is completed by “and another one opens” and intimates a story behind the story.   Here though, I’m actually being quite a bit more literal.  Forewarned … Continue reading

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good housekeeping seal of approval

For all the complaints I have about the little I can remember of my childhood, I did grow up in a very clean house.  “The girls” came weekly to ensure that.  They came, two middle-aged women, had coffee with my mother (I … Continue reading

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coinciding interests / filling the void

I just spent the last 5 minutes (ok, maybe it was closer to 10) staring at the computer screen at the little whirling circle with the message – unable to locate keyboard.  Actually, truth be told, I wasn’t just staring. … Continue reading

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belly be gone, or go go gluten

Ok ok, I can see for myself, I’m not that funny.  I do amuse myself though.  Anyway, I have just hit the one month mark of gluten-free eating.  I said I’d do it for a month and see how I … Continue reading

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handy tam and me

I’ve never really felt all that handy.  Pretty much, I’ve accepted the fact that I have my father’s genes… inasmuch as when attempting to fix one thing it is as near a guarantee as one can get that I will … Continue reading

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hunter-gatherer?

Why am I always surprised when the concentric circles of Torah are mirrored in  my life?  As I chanted Sh’mini on Saturday, I couldn’t help but recognize that here I was reading this ancient text that talks about the importance … Continue reading

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back to baking

With Passover behind me once again, I set my sights on getting back into my routine and back to baking.  I’ve been making our family’s bread for a little over two years now.  The bread has definitely been healthier (no … Continue reading

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craft show success – or, to-do list frenzy

A great success!  I’m feeling very proud of myself.  That sublime delight generally reserved for the under 5 year old set.  One of the reasons I’m feeling so giddy is that the great success did not come without its share … Continue reading

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oh, crafty me

The only thing that hasn’t taken a back seat to making soap lately is playing hockey.  Thankfully.  Because my sanity relies on it at this point I think.  Anyway, I’m selling soap at my first ever craft fair this weekend. … Continue reading

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bake and weave

I’m trying to explore my creative side more.  I know it’s there, along with the desire for expression.  Just I’ve generally been so bogged down in feeling awkward, I haven’t had time to investigate whether there is anything worthy of … Continue reading

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