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Breaking cornmeal bread

In 1995 my mother learned she had stage four breast cancer. The doctors tracked her white blood cells on a whiteboard while they pumped chemicals into her body. She promised me, wrapped in her white gown, shrunken from a liquid diet, that she would come home to make dinner again. In the mean time, I […]

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Serenity Now: Rich, Delectable Chocolate Souffle

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I admit it. I revel in the glory of carefully wiped countertops and tidy, vacuumed rugs. I like the security of knowing that my refrigerator is wiped clean of smudged hand prints and that the bed is neatly made. But lately, order in my home just isn’t happening — and I know it’s all my […]

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