Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pennsylvania Dutch Orange Cake With Pimm’s Satisfies Cake Fever

Every so often a person just needs a piece of cake. Or needs to test a new oven. My cravings for cake are rare but severe. When it hits, it hits big. My fingers separate and lift as I walk … Continue reading

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The Ghost Writer

Philip Roth Ballantine Books, 1979 The Ghost Writer is a handy little primer for an aspiring literary writer. After following the young, on-the-cusp, nationally renowned writer Nathan Zuckerman through twenty-four hours of visiting his literary idol, E.I. Lonoff, there should … Continue reading

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Utah to Arizona #14, Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The furniture is in place, the cooking pots are in their drawers, books are on the shelves, half the artwork has been hung, and clothes are put away. I could be called “settled.” But I am not. Physically, yes; mentally, … Continue reading

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Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Alfred A. Knopf, 2006 “Oh, yes, whatever did happen to Biafra?” I wondered as I got deeper into this novel of the tumultuous 1960s in Nigeria. Through the life of an extended African Igbu family, this large-lens … Continue reading

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