Peking Duck

My 30th birthday took place at one of the threshold times in my life.  I had recently read The Spiral Dance, and was in the process of looking for a Wiccan group.  Six weeks later I would attend my first Wicca class/ritual, and my life would be forever changed.That change hadn't happened yet, but I was aware…

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Brownie balls and monster cakes

I said that I would tell this story, and here I keep that promise.For my 20th birthday party, I held an all-day event at my house.  Good food, good games, good people (not in that order, of course).I'm a workman-like cook.  I can't come up with much that's new or innovative, but I can follow a recipe. …

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Birthdays and decades

Last Wednesday was my birthday; I'm now 49. If you forgot, it's OK; birthdays are my affectation, and I don't expect everyone else to have the enthusiasm I do.I spent the evening in the company of friends, playing Munchkin. Afterwards my best friend stayed for a while and we hung out. He did some measurements and sketches…

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Fake memory meme

From catbirdgirl :If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often or ever) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.When you're finished, post…

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