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Monthly archives: September 2013

The Gourmet Givers

FOODIES & WINOS LIVE LARGE AND GIVE BIG Katie Hamilton Shaffer WHEN ASKED AS A KID WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP, it was either a professional soccer player or Martha Stewart. Dancing between tomboy and hopeful entertainer, I played competitive sports on the youth circuit while making h[...]

When Your Heart Is in Your Dream

MY 60-YEAR QUEST TO BECOME A NOVELIST Patricia King AS YOU READ THIS, YOU WILL HAVE A HARD TIME FIGURING OUT IF I AM BRAGGING OR COMPLAINING. I will tell you at the end. Please don’t skip ahead. When I was nine years old, I decided to become a novelist. There were no such people in my working clas[...]