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Holidays, Discovery

The pool is getting a break

by Paul Baron

Penna in teverina — It’s seeing a lot of activity these days, especially from this duo of 5 year olds. One of them can already explore its depth, while the other explores how far he can swim without his dad’s help. 「いやだ」On day one, Eliyo had a complete distrust of the elements and himself. 「待って」On day two, he warmed up to the idea that swimming wasn’t too horrible even when the pool was deep. 「もういっかい」On day three,...

Holidays, Prose, Traditions

Once a year. Sometimes twice.

by Kristen Taylor

New york — This story is for Cassie. Unlike all those uptight holidays that insist you celebrate them on a given calendar day, Epiphany spans a few weeks and sometimes months at the beginning of the year. It’s ...

Holidays, New Years 2013

I'm proud to say that this year, I'm a total cliche.

by Stephanie Marie

Greenville — Out of all my New Years Eves, this one was pretty mild. No tequila shots laced with hot sauce, no games of pass the champagne bottle, no cigars and throwing up. No tears and fights with mom. No rollic...

Food, Holidays, Serendipity

Secret oyster CSA rooftop pick-up

by Kristen Taylor

New york — I am not usually walking near Union Square on a Friday night, but my hair had just been platinumed, and my arms were full of baguette and brioche from a favorite bakery, and the city sidewalks, busy s...

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