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Author Archive | Annie Cooper

Carrot Curry Soup with rotisserie chicken added. We used our Pete's Greens' carrots, potatoes and leeks. The recipe came from Pete's Green's weekly Newsletter.


My father came to visit us when I was pregnant with my third child. Fall of 1999. We lived in a one bedroom basement apartment in Essex. When he came to visit, we were short on money, as well as furniture. (We had returned from Africa just a few months earlier.) Fairly pregnant at the […]

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The Music of My Children

Yesterday, sitting in my warm car with my youngest child, I was truly shocked. Shocked by the fact of only one child in my car. Shocked by the fact that there were not two others in the backseat. Or, even, all three of them in the backseat, with the front seat empty. Which is how […]

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Finding the Profound.

There’s this hidden gem of profound interaction. At the most unexpected of places. A Weight Watchers meeting. In Williston. On Sunday mornings. A cold, hard, fact: I am a Weight Watchers Lifetime Member. I lost over 72 pounds, after the birth of my third child. She is now sixteen. It was a long, slow, touch […]

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Middle School

A few years ago, I was asked to help run a swim curriculum for the local middle school. One where my own daughter was in eighth grade. A school I was very familiar with, having had my son there several years before. Excited to share my vision of swimming with students and thrilled to be […]

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I Just Turned 50.

I just turned 50. In my body, I move like I am 20. In my mind, I think like I am 20. In my heart, I love like I am 20. The best part about being 50 is knowing who I am. If I could hand my 20-year-old self the confidence I now have in […]

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