Daily Archives: 12/3/2007

My pecan heritage. 1

In my family, there is a famous story featuring my stepcousin and my grandma’s pecan pie. When my stepcousin was engaged, he once went to one of his fiancee’s family’s gatherings and was given a piece of pecan pie. Someone said, “Isn’t this just the best pecan pie you’ve ever tasted?” and he, being an […]

Too much to ask / Opposing parallels 0

It seemed too much to ask of one small virgin that she should stake shame against the will of God. All she had to hold to were those soft, inward flutterings and the remembered sting of a brief junction–spirit with flesh. Who would think it more than a dream wish? an implausible, laughable defense. And […]