Gimme that old-time religion

Gimme that old-time religion

  I desperately want to grow up to become the gray-haired great grandmother who bakes you a seven-layer chocolate cake with buttercream icing. Ignore the fact that I've never baked a cake that didn't start with a little help from my friend Betty. And yet, I press on. She pressed her white pants the night [...]

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Are we tired of the same story told over and over again?

Are we tired of the same story told over and over again?

  Years ago, I wrote a story about a man jogging. I saw him the other day, jogging down my same street, and I wondered about his story, both the real version and the one I invented. Has it changed over the years? Or, would I tell the story differently today? Friends who read my [...]

You’re too busy to read this.

You’re too busy to read this.

If you must know, I am studying the 1965 issue of Good Housekeeping for a self-inflicted research project. Today, I read the make-up tutorials section on page 113 of this magazine that must weigh the same as my friend's newborn baby. How to become the always-busy beauty who stays pretty all day. I just washed my face and [...]