Appropriation or Celebration?

I hate labels, but if you force my hand, I would say that I am a liberal. There is no “but.” I really dig those human rights, equality and social justice. I am not a fan of bad people, which isn’t to say that non-liberals are bad people. I know a few handfuls? There are also some really bad liberals out there. We are experiencing societal IBS, and just like IBS, we are treating it with all the wrong stuff.  The irony of ironies is that, I, of all people, would be writing this, given that I have spent most [...]

By |2021-10-29T13:16:41-04:00October 29th, 2021|

Farm Bathing in Vermont

In Japan, they have something called forest bathing or shinrin-yoku. It is the act of making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest, not just walking through the forest. This is why I am calling my family’s recent “glamping” trip on a farm in Vermont “Farm Bathing.” I immersed myself in the land, gave my mind, body, and spirit to many mosquitoes, and may have taken the lives of several tiny moths up the nose. Why am I taking the time to write about Farm Bathing when I spent a good portion of the 3.5 days donating [...]

By |2021-09-24T20:15:29-04:00September 22nd, 2021|

Weather-Bitch Syndrome 2020 Sweeps the Eastern United States.

I was raised in Southern Cal and have lived in Colombia, New Mexico, New York, New Mexico, then California, then Spain, then California again and now the suburbs of New York. I don’t recall anyone ever complaining about weather in Southern California. If it rained, people got into plenty of car accidents, but also celebrated the ability to don a cute rain boot or a fun umbrella. When it sleeted or hailed, we danced like princess Poppy. Perhaps because it seldom rained and it was seldom cold that people never consulted the weather. (I know I know, it rained like [...]

By |2020-05-18T12:40:02-04:00May 18th, 2020|

FUCK LinkedIn

Where do creative folks with non-traditional careers and backgrounds go to network?

By |2020-05-18T14:06:29-04:00May 13th, 2020|

Easy Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Brown butter sage sauce tastes just as sophisticated as it sounds, but is the most most simple sauce I have ever made. You have made brown butter many times in your life when you think you are burning your fried eggs. Butter contains milk solids that turn brown and separate from the oil when cooked for a long time. The only thing tricky about making brown butter, is not letting it turn into black butter. Brown butter sage sauce tastes the best when tossed with butternut squash ravioli. My favorite butternut squash ravioli is from Trader Joe's. but they sell [...]

By |2018-10-02T19:13:25-04:00March 18th, 2015|