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  • Apparently I’m not interested in blogging because I’m a woman. Clearly someone didn’t do her research – the vast majority of the blogs I follow, as well as the ones I merely encounter by chance, are authored by women. Not to mention that I’ve been blogging myself since 2004. Apparently I’m mistaken and they’re actually all authored by men because women have no interest in getting involved in the “blogging arena”. I’d like to point out to Wente that mainstream media, where each reporter seems to have a “blog”, has it all wrong — those aren’t blogs. They’re just another way to deliver op ed pieces on behalf of the media outlet for which the reporter already works. Real blogs engage and, IMO, “Mommy Bloggers” in particular are keen to engage and share opinions. Want a list of engaging, opinionated, well-written blogs written by women, Margaret? Email me and I’ll send you a list.  Until then, dearest Margaret, I call “bullshit” and “poor research” on your opinion. (more…)

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When I was a kid advent calendars brought to mind waxy, tasteless chocolates and cardboard depictions of the stable scene: Mary and Joseph, under the guidance of half of a zoo, some foreign dignitaries, and various hangers-on, watching the beatific Christ child sleeping blissfully in the manger.

My mom also did a neat candy cane countdown to Christmas with 2 long pieces of yarn (one for me and one for my bro) tied with 24 loops holding candy canes. This one was my favorite and even now as a grown-up, I can’t get enough peppermint!

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I love to read.

When I say I love to read, what I really mean is that I love to read. This year has been light on content, but high in quantity. Years past have been the reverse. I don’t discriminate between genres. Very little is too fluffy or too heavy for me to devour. I’ll read just about anything.

This is what makes it particularly hard for me to decide not to finish reading something.  (more…)

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I’ve been pretty big into making desserts with vegetables as the late summer harvest goes into overdrive — making a beet cake to use up those prolific, purple  roots appearing in my CSA order seemed a no-brainer.

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