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D'Arcy, I know your affinity for the art of the pie runs deep (dish) and goes way back, which makes this story especially fabulous. You shine such a beautiful light on Madeleine and her work. I also can't help wishing that a little cafe where you served all your favorite foods existed. I would stop in every day, especially for your amazing French onion soup. Wonderful essay!

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Bring it on, cousin! Pie, Art, writing, musing, all of it! Love this essay and now I’m hungry for dessert!

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Yes! I still make Bread Pudding whenever the occasion calls for it. It’s my favorite dessert to order out , too (but mine is better—only slightly prejudiced!). It’s great with whiskey, rum or Bourbon…

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I know what you mean about self-employment at home—self-torture in some ways. It’s every durn day, and I always told myself I should be doing more, I didn’t really know what I was doing, etc. When I got hired in a 8:30-5:00 job again I felt like I was cheating! It was so easy!

But the self-motivation I’d tapped into at home made the actual job easier (and showing up every day more fun).

As a retired person, the pressure is now “I’ve got to finish this before I die!”

THE PIES LOOK FABULOUS!

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Great story, great-looking pies. And I really love your reflection at the end.

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Love it! I didn’t realize Salty Lark was a dancer and I didn’t realize she was Dimi’s daughter. Thank you for sharing this.

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D’arcy.. look forward to your stories .. many resonate with me plus I admire many of your turn of phrases !

Need to figure out how to get them once Witt takes my email..next week!

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Making pie IS an art form. I became ver hungry reading this.

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Hey, I love dancing and pie! But I want a piece of that key lime/berry pie. And I love this piece!

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