Today I Did Nothing

Yes, that's right. Today I did nothing. Why is this noteworthy? Because I NEVER do nothing. I can't remember a day when I did nothing, unless I was away. When I'm home, there's always too much to do, so when I have a day off from work, it's always packed with "things to be done." … Continue reading Today I Did Nothing

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Exhaling

I feel like for the last few years, I’ve been holding my breath. What was I waiting for to exhale? A new job. A successful writing career. Some stability in my life. Seven or eight years down the road, I found myself really turning blue. It was time for me to exhale, no matter what … Continue reading Exhaling

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

So Let It Be Done

Happy New Year, everyone! This is my first post of 2016 and I’m doing it in the spirit of renewed energy. The renewed energy comes from having had 5 days off from work over the New Year’s Eve weekend. I don’t expect it to last long, especially since next week is a very full one … Continue reading So Let It Be Done

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

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

When you take public transportation to get to work, you tend to see the same people all the time. Maybe not every single day, because unlike most other transit systems, here in New York, during rush hour, the trains run every few minutes. So even if you leave your home at roughly the same time … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Like Fine Wine

I just had a birthday. Like, yesterday. I won’t say how old I am, but let’s just say that I now have to check off a different age box on some demographic questionnaires. I find it so interesting how your perspective on life and attitude about the things and people around you change as you get … Continue reading Like Fine Wine