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I Am an April Fool

Today in Chicago, as of not quite 2 p.m., the temperature has finally cracked 45 degrees. After much of the past week–let alone the past winter!–I was beginning to think it never would again. The sky is this strangely beautiful … Continue reading

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Unexpected Graces

For the past five years, ever since my best friend Laura gave me a single strawberry plant for my backyard garden, I’ve had a running fight with the local squirrels over just whose strawberries they are. Strawberries are replicators, so … Continue reading

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