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For my brother, Andy (1973 – 2016)

My brother died on September 9th. In adulthood he suffered from mental illness. During the last months, depression made his life appear unsustainable, and he chose to end it. With my parents leading the way, we have been open and honest about the circumstances of his passing to forward the conversa...
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Mini Whipped Reviews the Joffrey Ballet’s Cinderella

Mini Whipped (age 8) and I enjoyed a date at the ballet. Below is my interview with her, reviewing the show. What was your favorite scene? The very beginning when Cinderella is dreaming and dancing with the broom because it seemed so peaceful. I also really liked the ball scenes because there wa...
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Tsoureki – Greek Easter Bread

Today is Greek Easter. I was lucky enough to have my sister-in-law and her husband visiting from Athens and they made us all the traditional treats. My favorite is tsourki, the traditional Greek Easter bread. This year, my sister-in-law tried a new recipe for the tsoureki and it was the best we h...
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Homemade Play-Doh

Cooped up with a sick toddler, an exhausted Mommy and 100 degree heat.  Homemade Play-doh to the rescue!  A few hours of giggling and much...