I stopped working at the corporate job in August. All of what follows is true, and I might have hated the writer of this post if I had read it a few years ago. I have become one of those women whose lives I envied. See my last post for reference. Or this post for … Continue reading Do what you want
I share the post below because it relates to another contrasting piece that is currently percolating and that I hope to have up in a few days. The post below was originally written a little over four years ago in early October 2012 while I was on a corporate business trip. *** This morning I … Continue reading My writing life, circa October 2012
They are often the same, my resolutions, much like everyone else's. Drink less. Eat better. Lose weight. Write more. Read more. Be kind. And every year I fail in some way on one or all of these. But every year I think, "This is the year. I will work out, even if my workouts are … Continue reading Resolutions, this year again
I am not very crafty. I sometimes have the impulse to create tangible, viewable items, but unless I am preparing food, I generally fall short of my vision. So for a friend, I wrote this little poem for Christmas. Because sometimes I am sentimental. For My Friend I wanted to give you something real, an authentic … Continue reading I give you my words
I received three cookbooks for Christmas, and I am in love with two of them. The third, the one I actually requested, is okay but unlikely to become a favorite. The lesser of these three is the most hyped, Anthony Bourdain's Appetites: A Cookbook, and while I enjoyed his strong opinions and riffs on classics, it … Continue reading On cookbooks
My husband thinks I drink too much, and he is especially aware of it because sometimes he does as well. This time of year does not make it easier -- parties, family gatherings, various celebratory events abound. So I self-assess, as I generally do during periods of evaluation: MAST score (developed in the 1970s) resulted … Continue reading Cheers!
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, has come and gone. With it, too many beige foods (just kidding, beige foods are delicious). No more cranberry relish or making of cornbread dressing until next year. I love Thanksgiving because of the expectations -- food, mostly comfort food, served well. No presents, no staying up late, no fancy dress required. … Continue reading Thanksgiving, and what follows