A Million Sticky Kisses

A Million Sticky Kisses

The Chilean school year will be starting soon, so I’m taking this opportunity to post an excerpt from my memoir, A Million Sticky Kisses. It’s about my first day at school in Santiago, Chile. From A Million Sticky Kisses: “Peter, who had picked me up...
Fascination

Fascination

When I was a child, I had a little jewelry box. It had a wind-up music box in it. When you wound the key and then opened the box, a plastic ballerina danced around in a circle and the music box played a waltz entitled “Fascination.” I had no idea of the...
Small Things Brought Together

Small Things Brought Together

The following is a guest post by author Katharine Grubb. I blame the ice and snow. I blame the post-holiday fog that is still lingering in the corner around those Christmas cards I still have hanging on the mantel. I blame the insatiable desire for all things flavored...
The Hug Quota

The Hug Quota

Recently, I saw an old friend for the first time in many years. I don’t know when our next visit will be, so before we parted, I made sure to give him a good, long hug. Have you been hugged lately? A quick touch and go? Most hugs are like that. A fast embrace,...

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