Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

It Only Happened Once.

Because John made us promise it would only happen once.

The Experiment

On December 12, 1996, my family did something we’ve never done before or since. We had dinner together. Alone. We made it, ate it, and cleaned up after, by ourselves. No chef, no housekeeper. No spouses. children, or friends. Just Mom, John, Shanda, David and me.



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Novelist. Poet. Musician. Buddhist. Quilter. Animal lover. Visible grownup. Hidden child. Secret dancer when all alone. Makes good bread.