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Say “Yaki Soba” With A Southern Accent

June 8, 2013

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For Mothers’ Day my sister and I took our daughters to Jasper. The plan was to pick up our mother and take her out to eat at the new Japanese restaurant in what used to be Wendy’s. For once, and probably because I wasn’t driving, it wasn’t raining. Instead, the sun streamed down over the […]

A Tale of Two Parks

May 19, 2013

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We bought our house because it is across the street from a park that has been recently renovated as part of a city-wide initiative. On sunny days I pack the baby up in her stroller and wheel her over to the little kids’ play area, which is distinctly separate from the big kids’ play area […]

Where I Come From

May 13, 2013

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It’s always raining when I go home. About once a month, I pack up my small daughter and we drive, across town, on two interstates. We take Coalburg Road to the new highway that everyone still calls “Corridor X” and that has been in the process of being built since before I was born. We […]