The Road Ahead

I am not a political person. I don’t get involved in political groups or activities. I just barely know the basics of the American political landscape. Politics bore me. This presidential election was different. The outcome of this campaign was so fundamental to the very survival of so many Americans, that even the most uninterested … Continue reading The Road Ahead

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Control is an Illusion

This is for all the control freaks out there. Two familiar sayings: You are the captain of your own ship. You are the master of your destiny. Do you really believe that? I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to construct the building blocks that I felt should be the foundation of my life. And … Continue reading Control is an Illusion

Finding the Life Preserver

I’ve taken the train early on a Saturday morning many times. In fact, I took it every week for a year when I was going to culinary school. But I was so incredibly tired on those mornings (I was working full time as well) that I never paid attention to anything. Well, not any more … Continue reading Finding the Life Preserver

To Remove a Curse

Hi there. I haven't posted in quite some time, and since this is the last week of 2015, I thought I'd do one last blog for the year. The end of the year is always a rough one for me because I'm reminded that another year has gone by and I'm still not where I … Continue reading To Remove a Curse

Stevie Nicks Is the Key

Once again, I'm faced with the coincidence question. So, there was this night bird that took residence in my neighborhood. Specifically, in the tree around the block, directly behind my house. As soon as the sun went down, this little bastard would come out and start a symphony that would last all night long. As … Continue reading Stevie Nicks Is the Key

From The “It’s Freaking Me Out, Man” File

Recently, I began talking about freaky occurrences and the idea that everything happens for a reason (or not, depending on your point of view). Sometimes things happen that are so freaky that even the most stalwart person has to wonder, what does it mean? For instance, in THIS BLOG , I talked about an incident … Continue reading From The “It’s Freaking Me Out, Man” File

From the “Are You Kidding” File

I read several blogs that cater to chefs, food writers, and foodies. One post I read recently was a Q&A with a culinary R&D specialist at a large company, where she tests new products and develops and tests recipes for the company’s cookbooks and website. Before I continue, let me give you a quick back … Continue reading From the “Are You Kidding” File