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The Vine: December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015 – 3:34 PM | 17 Comments
The Vine: December 9, 2015

There's a scene from a film that I saw, perhaps in the '90s, perhaps earlier, that I can't get out of my head due to its sheer irreverence and ballsiness, but for the life of …

The Vine: December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015 – 3:36 PM | 15 Comments
The Vine: December 2, 2015

This is a book my mother used to read with me back in the day (late '70s, early '80s), and we used to laugh and laugh. Somewhere along the way I lost the book. I …

The Vine: September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015 – 12:35 PM | 9 Comments
The Vine: September 23, 2015

Despite being a bit introverted and not particularly talkative, I usually don't have much trouble expressing myself. However, life has recently thrown me a curve that I didn't see coming and I'm not sure how …

The Vine: September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015 – 9:07 AM | 43 Comments
The Vine: September 2, 2015

I recently moved out on my own after 11 years of living with roommates, and while I really love the chance to cook creatively and without the picky restrictions of others, I'm finding that I'm …

The Vine: August 5, 2015
August 5, 2015 – 9:51 AM | 30 Comments
The Vine: August 5, 2015

Since there's some baseball talk happening in the Vine these days, I'll join in with a question for you and the other baseball-loving Tomato Nationals.

The Vine: July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 – 9:44 AM | 27 Comments
The Vine: July 29, 2015

This is a different letter than what you usually publish.
Why do you think baseball is losing its status as the National Pastime?

The Vine: June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015 – 3:07 PM | 13 Comments
The Vine: June 3, 2015

I've been working as a freelance writer for about a decade now.

The Vine: May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015 – 5:30 PM | 43 Comments
The Vine: May 27, 2015

A good friend of mine was recently in a difficult situation where he was unsure how to respond.

The Vine: May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015 – 3:56 PM | 34 Comments
The Vine: May 20, 2015

My husband snores. Kind of loudly, and kind of often.

The Vine: May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015 – 10:09 AM | 40 Comments
The Vine: May 6, 2015

Hello, Nation! It's me, Sarah, with a garden question.