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Grief: A Progress Report

Eldon, Iowa’s McHaffey Opera House Thrift Store transforms into a magical “Winter Wanderland” at Christmas —but what did they do with all of Marcus’ clothes? With the holidays here again (my, how fast a year goes by!) and H gone for good, I’ve been experiencing a collision of past and present. As I try to make sense … Read more

Unveiling my Book Cover!

Here it is, the final design for the hard cover book jacket of “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie.” But wait, there’s more. Check out the back! It reads: “Beth Howard describes with warmth and wit how the bitter events in life are set off by the sweet ones — much like … Read more

Pie and the Operating Room

I was just in LA for a medical treatment. Nothing major, just a part of a body part needed to be removed. I wouldn’t normally write about such matters (then again, I write about every other private and personal matter), but pie features prominently so I couldn’t pass up sharing this funny tale of my … Read more

All I Need to Keep Me Warm

My boyfriend left town, but not to worry. I don’t need no stinkin’ man to keep me warm. How is that, you ask? Because someone else has already moved into the American Gothic House. He’s strong, solid, heavy, hardworking and black. And, oh baby, he is hot. “He” is a Vermont Castings gas stove. In … Read more