Cooking for a crowd

So: I just returned from my second assignment on board a steamship in the Great Lakes. Still trying to adjust to a normal pace—although...

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Winter of My Damn Discontent Part 2: A Sex Addict’s Journey (cw:18+)

I went online to check out guys I had been canvassing via the dating sites. I needed one ripe to meet me at the last minute.

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I’m Metro-WHAT?

I’ve been called many things in my life – from dork to hot and everything in between, but when my kids recently called me...

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There’s a reason you should never do these 7 things

People are funny–meaning strange and unexplainable. I go through life and sometimes I build long-term treasured friendships based on...

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Spooky stuff: Bella Vista Lodge, Dominical, Costa Rica

For three idyllic years, from 2010 through 2013, I was the proprietor of Bella Vista Lodge on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific Coast,...

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The Year We Lived With Earnest Hemingway’s Ghost

It was the early 90’s, and I was on the fashion treadmill. Paris, the home of Haute Couture became my base. I was busy, very busy and...

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Born Again: One Woman’s Journey Out of Religion

“No thank you, we’re atheists,” I respond with a smile to yet another invitation to church. It happens a lot here in southeastern...

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Criminalize ‘Man-Boobs’ or Free the Nipple

I often wonder, at what point did society suddenly deem women’s bodies no longer publicly acceptable? At what point did girls get...

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