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Freckles are a road map of life

I've always had freckles. Ever since the sun first hit my baby face, I've had a smattering of freckles across my nose and cheeks.

You say tomato, I say to-mah-to

Somehow, in the past two weeks, my vegetable garden exploded. Its sole produce? Tomatoes. Have I mentioned that I'm allergic to raw tomatoes?

Zoo Brew and the moon

It was Date Night last Friday.

School supply mania

OK, so the kids go back to school on Monday, and I STILL haven't bought their school supplies. (I'm in denial about their "textbook fees," too— what are my taxes for anyway???)

A day of reckoning

My friends, I have failed you. I failed myself too.

No bacon for you!

My now 11-year-old daughter spent a week at Salomon Farm Park camp as a "farmer in training" recently, where she fell in love with the two pigs being raised on the farm — so in love with them that

An ode to fresh produce

When I first moved to Fort Wayne in 1994, the only farmers market available was the venerable Saturday morning South Side Farmers Market on Warsaw Street.

The Character Assassination Carousel strikes again

What up, dawgs?

Do dogs think?

My dog Molly is a cross between (we think) a Bassett hound and a dachshund. She's as long as our coffee table and just about as tall.

Holiday in the nation's capital

I took the kids (sans husband) off to Washington, D.C., last weekend to celebrate my brothers' (yes, plural) 50th birthdays (I have multiple brothers thanks to multiple marriages amongst my parenta