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Things I’m Lovin’: August

by frannybolsa on August 29, 2014

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Things I Love

1. Magnum bars: I know they’ve been around awhile. I bought them for the first time this summer. Best eaten late at night, on a 90 degree day, when you’ve sweated like a sumo wrestler in spandex doing yard work all day, and when everyone else is in bed. …

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Claiming Her Bones

by frannybolsa on August 25, 2014

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Centennial Jam Band

I’ve instructed, guided, encouraged, inspired, warned, scolded, annoyed and had a hand in her life every minute of every day. I’ve tried to give her grace, courage and girl balls. Her days are knitted into my memory bank. Sleeping with her in my arms. Both of us nestled in an arm chair in a …

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Listen To Your Mother 2014 Comes To YouTube

by frannybolsa on August 22, 2014

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LTYM Kerry Woo

Photo courtesy of the talented Kerry Woo April seems like ages ago. I shared a stage with 12 other women for a Listen To Your Mother performance. I stood and read some words in front of people. My cast mates handed out words too. Bold words. Brave words. Serious as …

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Restless With A Side Of Soul Itch

by frannybolsa on August 13, 2014

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Restless

I’m restless with a side of soul itch. I’m feeling in-between and moving-on and letting go and kicking ass. It’s a fork in the road. A turn left or right moment. Over the cliff or sit way back from the edge. Girl Wonder’s moving on to 10th grade. She has her learners …

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A Holy Place

by frannybolsa on June 18, 2014

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HolyPlace

Call people to gather. To sit together. To lift up hearts and hands. To seek love and forgiveness and laughter and nourishment. Church pews. Kitchen tables, park benches or chairs and TV trays in the living room. Sacrament is bread. The filling of glasses. The passing of platters. …

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Things I’m Lovin’ – June

by frannybolsa on June 16, 2014

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TIL 1

1. The Forest Feast is the latest edition to my cookbook collection. The pictures are pretty. The recipes are simple and uncomplicated. There are no fancy, exotic ingredients. Everything can be found in your garden or your grocery store. Most recipes are only 1 page. Which means you can wham, bam – put tasty …

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The Gifts Of Imperfection

by frannybolsa on June 13, 2014

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The Gift of Imperfections

We’re all looking for that sweet spot.

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For Your Mouth: High Cotton – Charleston, SC

by frannybolsa on June 11, 2014

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High Cotton-Charleston, SC

We met a friend for lunch. It was muggy and I was hungry. High Cotton – from the outside, just another restaurant on a busy street in Charleston, South Carolina. A black awning. A simple wooden sign. There’s nothing to hint that you’re walking into old hardwood floors, white linen table clothes, …

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Feed Me Words

by frannybolsa on June 9, 2014

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Saveur Magazine May 2014

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Porch Fixin’s

by frannybolsa on May 9, 2014

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PorchFixins

A spring evening. A breeze. The weekend quickly coming to a close. Monday ready to pounce. The teenager has mowed the lawn which has turned her sparkly self into a sweaty 5’9″ stomping mess of cranky. My legs and hands are scraped and bruised from a day’s worth of manual labor in the garden. Just […]

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