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Give the Gift of Frozen Sausage

The mall in my childhood hometown is charmingly pathetic, but it’s all we had. With one story and no fountains, it wasn’t the shining public palace like most American malls in the 1980s. We didn’t know better, though. Denver and Salt Lake, with exotic things like escalators and The Gap were 5-hour drives away. We […]

Mail Call ~ Very Special Pen Pals for Young Readers

Beatrix is only six, but she gets the best mail. While the rest of us are stuck shuffling through stacks of pizza coupons and medical bills, she gets to read letters penned by award-winning authors. I get discounts on tire rotations. She is treated to the sometimes wise, sometimes hilarious words of Lisa Yee, Jane […]