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Month: January 2013

The Reluctant Cook: Laying it all out there

I get the opportunity to watch a chef cook on a regular basis. My husband has a large library of cookbooks and loves to be inspired. But when he’s in the kitchen, I’ve noticed he cooks without recipes and isn’t hunkered over a cookbook, leaving flour or sticky crap on the pages. He adds a… Read More ›

Napa, California

Dog Poems, by David Sedaris

Rags, the Shatwells’ Irish setter, Doubles as a paper shredder. His lunch was bills and last year’s taxes Followed by a dozen faxes. Kimmy, once considered ruthless, Lies in her basket, bald and toothless. Her youth’s long spent, so now she passes All her time releasing gases. Petunia May they say was struck Chasing down… Read More ›

I’m lovin’ my ass

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my ass for 39 years (the first ten years, I only paid attention if it was covered with shorts under my dress as I swung around the monkey bars). The Green family is known for their butts and hands. Every time a new baby boy is born we are… Read More ›

Summer Storm

We stood on the rented patio While the party went on inside. You knew the groom from college. I was a friend of the bride. We hugged the brownstone wall behind us To keep our dress clothes dry And watched the sudden summer storm Floodlit against the sky. The rain was like a waterfall Of… Read More ›

Documentary standout at Sundance

After premiering at Sundance ’13, the documentary, “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” has been picked up by The Weinstein Co. for distribution in theaters this summer. The highly acclaimed movie profiles six singers who perform in the shadows of stars such as Bruce Springstein, the Rolling Stones and Bette Midler. Producer Harvey Weinstein is quoted as… Read More ›

300 Word Limit honored with a Versatile Blogger Award

I am thrilled to share that I have been given a Versatile Blogger Award. This is such an honor and a small validation that my readers like what I’m putting out there. I write for me, but am tickled that others like what comes across the keyboard. I was nominated by two extraordinary women: Brooke… Read More ›

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Do you ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? After three weeks of backpacking through Vietnam, which was a complete, amazing whirlwind, I am happy to be home to rest for a few days before heading back to work. It also means I can get back to the blog. Vacation allowed me…

Fat Fido Runs a 5K

Does your dog seem a little lazier than usual? Is he lounging around after his evening kibbles? Is her belly a little bigger after the holiday scraps? Maybe it’s time to start training Fido for a 5K. A program called “Pooch to 5K” will get your dog running a 5K (3.1 miles) in just 12… Read More ›

And the winner at the Golden Globes is….

Amy Poehler.

You took the time to stop by and cruise around my site and for that I am very grateful. I'm looking forward to letting the creativity run wild.

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