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This is a meditation on the intersection of belonging and identity, transitions and thresholds, and designing an intentional life.

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Freshly Baked Tradition

This is a story about tradition, food memories, and baker’s math.  I have made Portuguese sweet bread at Easter every year since I was able

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How To Be Portuguese

You can spot — or hear — them a block away. The confident swagger. The booming voice (and for women, the tone that reminds one

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All That Glitters

Here’s an embarrassing confession: I thought the phrase was “All that glitters is not gold.” Meaning, just because it’s shiny doesn’t mean it has value.

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At the Table

When I was ten years old, I got it into my head that I wanted the kitchen table set. All the time, just like in

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