Archive for February, 2016

Maryland, My Maryland

Posted: 14th February 2016 by Robyn Jane in death, family
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Last night Stacey and I got home from our trip to Maryland to bury my father. Except we didn’t bury him. Joyce, my stepmom, will do that in the spring. She’ll take his cremains to Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, and inter them in the same plot that holds my mother and my first stepmother, Carol. My father […]

When A Parent Dies

Posted: 6th February 2016 by Robyn Jane in Uncategorized
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My father and I have been estranged for the better part of 7 years, ever since I was outed to him as transgender. Over that time, I have made several attempts at reconciliation, only to be rebuffed every time. Today my daughter called me with the news that my father—who had a stroke almost a […]

My Search For Authentic Pub Food

Posted: 4th February 2016 by Robyn Jane in cooking, Recipes
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One of my regular programs to watch is PBS’ “The Mind of a Chef.” One of the most recent episodes featured Scotch egg. A Scotch egg consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried. Pretty simple, huh? But before I invested any time in learning or […]