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Beginning with Mary Belle

An Essay The first step on my grandmother’s recipe for chicken pie was “catch chicken.” OK, maybe not literally, but what she cooked she cooked from scratch. What she did she… Read more Beginning with Mary Belle


It’s the first Monday of 2021. I’m overwhelmed by the possibilities. For myself, for my country and the international community. I don’t think of myself as an optimist or a pessimist. I’m a realist. But even so, I’m realistically hopeful. Believing that no good comes from the bad is unpalatable to me. The divisions in our country have angered, depressed and frightened many, but isn’t it good to know the truth? The divisions were always there. The first step in addressing and correcting a problem is admitting you have one.… Read more 2021