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May Day – The No-Bake Holiday

Jill Norwood is a neighbor of mine. Like most metro-Atlantans, she’s not from metro Atlanta. She is from a small farming community of about 1,200 people in Green, Iowa. Jill is every stereotype of corn-fed, midwestern good looks – tall, blond … Continue reading

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Come Together… Right Now… Over Ziti

I first met Dianne and Carrie when our daughters were in first grade.  I was new to Marietta and adjusting to life in the suburbs. Mike and I made the schlepp from the northeast after our daughter was born to … Continue reading

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Theater, Atlanta Style – A Fabulous Fox, A Naked Dog and A Frosted Orange

I grew up in a theater loving family. Both of my parents love musical theater, and we lived close enough to New York for them to get into the city once or twice a year for dinner and a show. … Continue reading

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The Great Easter Dichotomy

My childhood Easters are divided into two distinct categories: very religious and incredibly secular. I was raised Catholic by a woman who loves being Catholic. Easter season meant going to school with ashes on my forehead and being signed out … Continue reading

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Barbecue and Extraordinary Moments

My suburban neighborhood probably looks a lot like yours. Neat rows of houses dot tree-lined streets, children ride their bikes to the pool, and weekends are devoted to lawn maintenance and car washing. From the outside, things look rather ordinary. … Continue reading

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Keeping It Green

My mother loves holidays. She celebrates each of them with such joie de vie that, as an adult, I almost feel guilty for not turning my house inside out every month for some sort of special occasion. Every month we were … Continue reading

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