Monthly Archives: December 2018

DECORATING THE TREE

She came and went like a breeze, it seemed to teenage me. Sometimes she sat quietly in places where you’d expect her to talk, such as our living room. Or she sat and read when she and I were in … Continue reading

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CHICKEN AND WAFFLES: BACK FROM THE 1930S

Noticing KFC ads for chicken and waffles, I remember Mildred Pierce opening her chicken and waffle restaurant in James N. Cain’s 1941 novelĀ Mildred Pierce. I believe her second restaurant was in Laguna Beach. Until a few years ago, I hadn’t … Continue reading

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