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Beyond the Kitchen

2014: Showing Up

There’s something about this year for me, something strong that is inviting me, imploring me, pushing me, even daring me to SHOW UP. 2014 doesn’t feel like one of those years I can kick back with my feet up and…

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In Case of Emergency

A few months ago,  the strangest thing happened one Wednesday evening:  my apartment lost power, my cell phone couldn’t get a signal, my home phone doesn’t even exist, and I was left alone in the dark.  I felt around for…

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Dear Thirty Nine Year Old Joy,

  Dear Thirty Nine Year Old Joy,      It’s 2010.  Today we’re Twenty Nine Year Old Joy.  It’s exciting.  My Facebook page is exploding with birthday wishes.  Cool but mostly gross.  I’m making a birthday cake.  That’s what that…

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2010. It’s Happening.

  Every few months I go on an over-sharing spree on Joy the Baker.  I talk about all sorts of things that aren’t chocolate or butter or cake.  I sometimes tell you about my sister.  I often tell you about…

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