Simple Pleasures

Jeopardy! Photo: Wikimedia Commons

It’s been a long decade, generating long lists of the best and the worst. But I have an 800-word limit, so I’m going to present some positives. They don’t make headlines, but they make all those negatives bearable.

I watch every iteration of the Great British/American Baking Show. Ten amateur bakers compete in three weekly challenges. The signature is the baker’s personal best in the given category; the technical is a recipe from one of the professional host bakers, except it …

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