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Living in New England, the days tend to revolve around the shifting seasons, the variable weather, and the fluctuating availability of local produce. The arrival of cooler temperatures and brilliant hued leaves means it’s time to start transitioning towards winter. I think most New Englanders see the end of summer as the start of the […]

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Thirty-five years or more ago, my very sensible and astute grandmother inculcated in me the notion that one should always expect the worst. She reasoned, “If you simply expect the worst, anything better than that is a win.” There is wisdom there—as there was in much of what my grandmother had to say. And though […]

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Stuff the turkey, a family tradition

Last month I spent 31 days blogging about positive thinking– not because I’m especially good at it, but because it was a habit that I lacked and hoped to cultivate. This recent quest to think more positively has helped prepare me for the Thanksgiving holiday, because what I learned through study and introspection is that […]

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