Holding space

I'll confess: my life circumstances have a direct effect on my publishing. Sometimes when things are in process that I can't talk about, I don't write for fear of tipping hands that can't afford to be tipped. I'm fully human, which means that even though we live in a compartmentalized fashion, tending and grooming our... Continue Reading →

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This was the pancetta…

This was the pancetta. The pancetta represents my life a bit right now. It started off all well... I was cooking a great recipe for Sausage Kale Sweet Potato soup, and I thought, "Wouldn't it be fun to take pictures along the process?" Here's the pancetta, here goes the sausage, and on through the process.... Continue Reading →

The List

It came today. The List. The List from the school teachers. Their list, with their expectation and needs and supplies and papers and crayons and... wait, is that? What can it be? The sweet smell of kids-back-in-school? Bless it. The List heralds the end of the summer, the light at the end of the mom-I'm-bored... Continue Reading →

My traveling manifesto

As you can probably guess, I've spent a LOT of times on planes recently, and as such, have been developing my own set of rules for the process.  1: Comfortable shoes are of tantamount importance.  2: Every person has their own value matrix for checked baggage costs vs. carry-on hassle. Mine weighs to the less... Continue Reading →

An open letter to Anchorage

Of the last 90 days, I have spent roughly 57 of them in this fair city, and an additional 5 in Juneau. Alaska has been the word of the summer. This has been no vacation, far from it. The work has been heavy, but good, and the light begins to shine in the distance. As... Continue Reading →

On breathing…

I know, I know, two coffee-related posts in two days. Sheesh. But here's the deal. This is Friday of my first week at a new job. It's been full. I've been stretched. It's been amazing. And today, I received a beautiful gift. As I was making my latte, I looked up and realized that I... Continue Reading →

Foodie Observations

For those that don't know, I consider myself a "Foodie." I love beautiful, well-crafted foods of most any kind, and deeply appreciate the art therein. I love to cook, to talk about cooking, to critique foods, and to learn about how recipes work. C'est magnifique!I was shopping today at the grocery in preparation for Thanksgiving,... Continue Reading →

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