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The Pasta Man Cometh Over Anytime

February 26, 2012


I should explain that the other morning I awoke from a slightly sleep-deprived night, and was feeling a little punchy, trying to grasp the morning news on the TV, when a refreshing commercial made me consider Italian cuisine for dinner that night. The commercial, advertising Italian Barilla spaghetti pasta, would normally not have given me much […]

Cupid Comes with a Suitcase

February 7, 2012


I’m not sure if the practice of sending/exchanging paper valentines still happens in elementary schools. Given how “un-cool” and controversial that might be in today’s education system, probably not. (If you’re “Liked” on your Facebook page that may be the closest you’d get.) My earliest memories of those Valentine’s Days were full of anticipating a pile of cutesy […]

My Gardening Angel

February 2, 2012


Call it rustic. In fact, the chair looks pretty beat up, decrepit, with the majority of its paint stripped and peeling from the back spindles and seat. From its back’s frame is hung a painted angel with the lettering “Garden Angel” above the wooden cutout. I gave the little sign to my mother over a […]