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Month: January 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin

When I was a bright-eyed 25-year-old I rode nearly 6 hours in a car from Portland, Oregon, with Ursula Le Guin to the Winter Fishtrap Gathering in Enterprise, Oregon. We stopped to eat lunch at a casino on her request because she had never been in one. At the end of the conference, when we said goodbye, she called me “sweetie.” Sweetie only feels good from someone grandmotherly and it felt good. I’m so glad I got to meet her…

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Sesame Chicken with Noodles

Sesame Chicken with Noodles

It’s another entry from my dead mom’s recipe box. This is the only recipe that was not taped onto an index card, so I assume it was the last or one of the last ones added. This recipe mentions Reynolds Wrap by name and appears to come from one of their advertisements. This is another recipe for the microwave so I deem it dubious. Sesame Chicken with Noodles ¼ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup soy sauce ¼ cup dry sherry…

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Ambiguous Loss

Ambiguous Loss

My counselor recommended that I read Ambiguous Loss because she saw themes of unresolved anxiety and sorrow from my aunt’s terminal cancer and my father’s declining physical health. I didn’t get around to reading the book until after my aunt had already died, but the author, Pauline Boss, covers grieving the inevitable loss of a loved one from cancer, so maybe it would have been helpful. I don’t know how I’m supposed to help myself with self-help books. I’m not…

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