The Story of Greta Cluckington

“Mom! Mom! We found a lost chicken, we have to save it!” My 12-year-old and her best friend came bursting through our side door. “What do you mean you found a lost CHICKEN?” “We were on a bike ride and we saw a random chicken just sitting on the side of the road all alone. […]

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A Puzzling Situation – Part 2

For those of you who are new around here, let me catch you up. In August, I LOST MY MIND COMPLETELY and bought a 6000 piece puzzle. SIX THOUSAND ITTY BITTY PIECES, currently the bane of my existence, that cover the entire dining table in our home. The ONLY dining table in our home. Yes, […]

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The Story Of Us…

It was 1988, and I was working after school at my family’s little mom-and-pop video store. My mother had instructed me to “train the new kid” she had recently hired, who was starting that afternoon. I’m sure I rolled my eyes at this task, because that’s just the kind of teenage girl I was. I […]

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A Puzzling Situation

Friends, I think I’ve made a huge mistake. A SIX THOUSAND PIECE mistake, to be exact. You see, my oldest, normally off at college, has been living with us since the pandemic started. And we’ve done a bunch of puzzles together, just like when she was a little girl. Sitting side by side, day after […]

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Finding Comfort

Comfort. I feel like it’s what we’re all craving right about now, after these months of turmoil. When you look at this photo, you might just see some odd bread and egg concoction. But not me. I see my 8-year-old self, sitting at my grandparents little kitchen table in the Bronx, where I spent every […]

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