• And the Warmth Rang True

    I step out of the freezer, and immediately inhale smoke. I’m not sure it’ll ever stop being alarming, for that split second before my brain catches up with my senses and I remember that everything is fine, this is a usual occurrence, it’s under control. Sous chef Rosa is cold-smoking creme fraiche again. It’s a

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  • The Stuff of Fairytales

    You know what’s weird? The concept of soulmates. Did you know it originated from a tale told by Aristophanes about two-headed hermaphroditic giants? I didn’t either. You can thank Psychology Today for that fun fact. The idea that there is a person out in the world somewhere who is our exact match, our perfect complement,

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  • Moody and Muddled

    I woke up when the sun came through my window. Everything was flat and gray in the morning light. I got up, ate breakfast, and pulled on a flannel. I considered my face in the mirror, then grabbed my makeup bag. I filled in my eyebrows first, coloring them thick and dark and strong. Then

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  • With All Vigilance

    Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 When I read too many romance novels or watch too many romantic comedies, when I fill my head with mawkish, overdone romantic love and nothing else, I start to feel a certain ache in my chest. I’m sure you

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