Have a Not-So-Perfect Christmas

Have a Not-So-Perfect Christmas

The trouble with Christmas is not the commercial underpinnings or the trappings of food and wine that see us creeping back to the scales in shame. The trouble with Christmas, is how it perpetuates the myth of perfect. This is an old post but one that still rings true....
The Lonely Advent.

The Lonely Advent.

The Advent season starts for each of us, alone. No matter that by Christmas Day, most of us will find our way to be connected with some others –  family, friends or communities. But it starts with people alone. Elizabeth, the cousin of Mary, is carrying a child...
Urgently Seeking A New Tradition.

Urgently Seeking A New Tradition.

The kitchen is thick and sticky and my skin feels damp like the back of a post-it note, catching every piece of dust and flour in the air. I’m drinking sweet bourbon on the rocks, feeling the condensation gather on my fingertips when I lift the glass for a sip....