Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

A few weeks ago, my husband, daughter and I drove to Madison to do some furniture shopping. One of the furniture stores boasted a great play area, complete with books. On top of that, they offer hot, fresh-baked cookies. “Any chocolate chip cookies?” my daughter asked enthusiastically. “No, but I think you might really like …

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When I was teaching genetics to undergraduates, one of the things (among many) that alarmed me was that none of my students had ever made homemade gingerbread cookies at Christmas. So I hosted an end-of-semester party at my apartment for my students, and for entertainment we made and decorated gingerbread cookies. My kitchen memories with …

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