Furry, but Hardly a Friend Squirrel combat: one woman’s sordid multi-generational tale. I used to think my dad was crazy. He’d recently retired from a lengthy and stressful career—wasn’t he supposed to be enjoying retirement? Most normal men golfed, fished or traveled to places they’d never seen. Not my dad. He’d acquired a strange preoccupation. […]
Supermarket Wars In our family, it’s Wegmans vs. Trader Joe’s—unless, of course, you need dish soap. It’s Sunday and I’m in Exton visiting my mother-in-law. A pot of meatballs and sauce is simmering in the kitchen; on the counter, there’s a loaf of crusty, brick-oven bread with a dusting of artisan flour. “That bread looks […]
Perpetual Oktoberfest My husband, the beer snob—and how he got that way. It begins when the waitress approaches our table. “Care for something to drink?” she asks. I order a glass of cabernet, my daughter requests the soda du jour. I glance over at my husband, Kevin, who lets his menu fall to the table. […]
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