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Shoe tree

I remember reading an article about toxoplasmosis. This is parasitic disease that can be very dangerous to pregnant women, can cause flu-like symptoms in all wh...

A bird’s-eye view

The view from our bedroom overlooks our fenced-in backyard, with its proliferation of birch trees, honeysuckle, lilacs, and a host of other bushes and shrubs I ...

A flash in the pan

Elise Sullivan photo We eat a lot of chicken in our house, and I’m always looking for new and inventive ways to prepare it. Roasted, poached, slow cooker, s...

Helpless

The sound of a cardboard box bounces off the porch. Sometimes it is in the form of an impossible to open plastic envelope. Depending on my level of obsessio...

Greenish

I am writing this column on a day in which the temperature is projected to reach 85 degrees. Up until today, it has been unseasonably and unreasonably cold. The...