Author Archives: rangermoi

About rangermoi

I'm a former park ranger and teacher, mother of two no-longer-teenage sons, avid cook and reader and the Official Family Memory. I thought I'd better get some of those remembrances down before they all leak out of my senior-moment-affected brain!

The Zen of Sewing

We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway…. I come from a long tradition of sewing. My grandmother was a talented seamstress, starting when she was very young, designing and constructing ensembles that … Continue reading

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"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest." (Spanish proverb)

In addition to influencing your kids as they grow up, one of the interesting things about motherhood is that you get to hear, on a regular basis, pearls of wisdom, as well as just plain funny interpretations of things that, … Continue reading

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Whatcha Got Cookin’?

A few years ago, a bunch of women I worked with were standing around talking, and I asked if anyone had any interesting dinner recipes that they’d be willing to share. They all stared at me for a few seconds … Continue reading

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Winter Song

First snow. OK, not really first snow – that was weeks ago, although it was just an inch, and was gone by the next day. Weather forecast says accumulations of five to eight inches possible. That’s the operative word, possible. … Continue reading

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Beer Bottle Boogie

                                                                         What’s your pleasure? I … Continue reading

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Je ne regrette rien

Ordinarily, when conservative columnist Michael Gerson puts pen to paper (or whatever the 21st century incarnation of that phrase is), I’m not so much inclined to share his opinion. But this past week, describing his feelings as his first-born went … Continue reading

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I Want Candy

Spending my childhood on Long Island in the late fifties and early sixties was a treat in lots of ways (although somehow I probably didn’t appreciate it as much then as I do now), not least in the number and … Continue reading

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