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I am a writer and speaker with unique perspectives on family, travel, and life’s experiences that you won’t read anywhere else.  I laugh at my embarrassing moments, cope with the foibles and eccentricities of those around me, and write humorous and serious reflections on life.

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Why I Did Not Teach My Daughter How to Cook and an ode to Rachel Ray

My daughter, Julia Lotholz, posted an ode to Rachel Ray on social media.

She kindly agreed, with some reluctance, to let me share her writing and a photo of her blackboard Kitchen Wall.

But first, let me tell you why my daughter’s kitchen mentor was Rachel Ray – and not me, her mother.