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My hunt for currants and “marijuana”

My shopping life has twice been punctuated by currants. Decades ago, I was committed to make scones for my cousin Ben’s bar mitzvah celebratory lunch. Nowadays, I’d say the hell with it and use raisins but then I was going … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Life: The cult problem in America

I’m not a cult hunter, no way. A fully licensed cult hunter is usually someone sensitized to cults through a close relative or ex-mate who’s been inculcated and spends his/her days lurking on street corners pushing pamphlets into the unwilling … Continue reading

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Notes from a reawakening city

I’m still on the prowl for big boxes of tissue, so went out to find them. I found even more. My lovely framing place, a small storefront, has re-opened. I’m so glad. And a nearby veterinarian has opened again, with … Continue reading

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