Something new I’ve done this year that I’ve never done before? I baked two (from scratch) cakes! I’ve been baking bread (specifically challah for Friday night dinner) but I never was much of a baker of sweets before.
I have no explanation for this, but after the first successful one, I decided to try a different recipe for guests that were coming last Friday night. Baking certainly wasn’t a New Year’s resolution, or anything like that.
Which leads me to wonder, what’s new with you this new year? Let me know via reply email.
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Barbara J. Feldman
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Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet and short-story author, known as a master of the macabre, but also credited with pioneering work in the detective genre and science fiction. Born in Boston, MA, Poe was orphaned at an early age. The cause of his death at age forty has never been determined, and is the subject of much speculation.
Biography: Edgar Allan Poe
“While he never had financial success in his lifetime, Poe has become one of America’s most enduring writers. His works are as compelling today as they were more than a century ago. An innovative and imaginative thinker, Poe crafted stories and poems that still shock, surprise and move modern readers.” In addition to an introductory article, this Poe biography includes one feature-length video, and six short films.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
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Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore: Collected Works
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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.” ~~ Edgar Allan Poe ~~ (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) American writer, poet, editor and literary critic. More Poe quotes can be found here: https://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/edgar-allan-poe/
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