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Molly Fisk: Ferris Wheel

By Molly Fisk
When I was 14, I developed a short list of requirements for being a good girlfriend. Heaven knows where I got this idea, maybe from reading 'Seventeen Magazine.' You had to be able to gut a fish and cook it. You had to be brave enough to go skydiving (but only once per boyfriend).
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Gutter Girl*

By Molly Fisk
Despite not being an expert, I love bowling. When else do we get to play any more? So if someone offers you a million dollars to guess what I’m doing on a Wednesday night, now you know. After you’ve picked up the money, come join us: Bowling is good for the soul.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Nine Short Lives

By Molly Fisk
Maybe there’s a symbiotic reason we fall so hard for animals. Maybe it helps to rehearse a few entire life cycles before we’re faced with the end of our own. I don’t know. Today, I just want everything to stay the same forever, and all of it to be kind, and sweet, and easy.
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Food & Drink

RO’s Recipes: Picnics on the Fourth of July, Part 1

By Ro Howe
The French term 'pique-nique' originally described an occasion where each participant contributed a share of the food and wine. But picnic, as we use it today, really came into its own in post–revolutionary France, when newly enfranchised citizens used the recently liberated royal grounds for their own entertainment.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Rag Dolls

By Molly Fisk
I miss that glorious sense of wealth when I’d look at the seven dolls or 35 sweaters covering my kitchen table. Tangible things I made myself: clean and perfect and in multiples! There’s nothing like it.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Naked Lady Pearsauce

By Molly Fisk
Until I moved to this house, I didn't know what to do with a plethora of pears, but last fall some friends and I decided if you could make applesauce then you could certainly make pearsauce, and we spent a weekend in a steaming kitchen proving this.
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Lifestyle

My Mother Was Buried on Mother’s Day

By Joan Leof
She was not only a pioneer; she was also highly creative. She painted. Sculpted. Played the piano. Wrote. This artist wholeheartedly plunged into each new art form, not worrying about being perfect. Or even good enough. The fact that she was an adventurous risk-taker in all areas of life was one of her greatest gifts to me.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Not Quite There

By Molly Fisk
None of us is good at everything. We all need help. The way to make life work smoothly is to find people who can do the thing you’re hopeless at, and figure out what you can do for them.
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