• Other People’s Children

    I have two children of my own. On a regular basis I breathe a sigh of relief and think, “I am so glad I only have two, because caring for any more…

  • Green Sunshine Smoothie

    I was in the Denver airport last month. It was 7pm and my flight was delayed. I was hungry, but wasn’t about to spend another $15 on a crappy airport salad,…

  • Reminder: Jealousy, it’s a bitch

    For the past week and a half I have been (way) down and (way) out. My body has been hacked in every which way possible. Except for pink eye. I managed to…

  • What I’m reading with my kids

    I posted about my reading life a few weeks ago. Reading is a special pastime for me – I see it as a mechanism to deepen my empathy, understanding and perspective. And I…

  • Becoming: confidence and grace

    Most Saturday mornings I get to do my thing. I’m kidless and free to choose the who/what/when/where for a couple of hours. It’s so good. A few weeks ago, I headed out for a…

  • Portland Places: DOC

    My birthday celebration included an amazing dinner experience with friends. Isaac made the plans and man, did he do good! There’s this corner up in Northeast which is all kinds of…

  • A week of vegan dinners

    We’re having some vegans, who we’ve never met, over for dinner this weekend. In preparation, I am trying out some meatless recipes and flavor combinations this week. This coincides well with…

  • Becoming

    I bought a piece of art. It’s the work of a talented friend. The minute I saw it, it spoke to me. Become. I recently turned 35 years old. Birthdays have a…

  • Black Bean Pasta: no problemo

    Black bean pasta showed up at Trader Joe’s in 2016. It caught my eye and piqued my curiosity. For $2.99 a bag (12 ounces), I felt like I didn’t have much to…