“The truest philosophy is not to long for anything in particular, but to accept everything as it comes, and find out the reason of its coming.” ~Marie Corelli, Romance of Two Worlds. “One writes to make a home for one’s self, on paper, in time, in others’ minds.” ~Alfred Kazin My daughter and I spent Christmas back east in Philadelphia at the home of the middle sister in my family. The whole family made the trip and towards the end of our stay, we all dined at my sister’s boss’ house. She made an amazing beef tenderloin and James, my sister, roasted delicious fingerling potatoes and sautéed garlic green beans (Mars actually took my beans from my plate and just grinned at me, she’s…