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Meetings Rethought

I had three meetings yesterday. There was a time when three meetings in one month would destroy that month for me. Gradually, by dint of reframing and paying attention to the positive, I got to the point where I could […]

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The Downside of Paris

Well, no, there isn’t any downside to Paris. But there have been moments which were less wonderful than the other moments. As you walk through Paris, for example, you can take a deep breath of lovely, light air perfumed with […]

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Die Fledermaus

I enjoyed last night’s performance of Die Fledermaus a great deal. This was true even though I didn’t feel like going when I left, even though it required driving at night on a scary stretch of road (that is, the […]

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Up for Renewal

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Cathy Alter’s Up for Renewal is her story of how she improved her life by following advice in women’s magazines. She seems to be a bit of an underachiever when it comes to self-improvement. Her first month, she took her […]

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Refrigerator Curriculum

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My new soap mold has a very elaborate embossed design, very pretty, and well-nigh invisible in an all-white soap. This bar will be for household use. It’s scented with Lily-of-the-Valley, and will be a pleasure to use even if it doesn’t […]

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Kitchen Week

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What a day I have ahead of me! My husband wants me to do errands for him in a neighboring town. Since he has, at 4:45 a.m., already left for work, this does not seem unreasonable. However, as many of […]