eating with your eyes closed

These days we’re doing a lot of guessing. It’s hard to know exactly how to plan, even for the week ahead, when the world is changing so rapidly around us. What was easy and accessible—second nature—only a few days or weeks ago is now socially irresponsible, even unthinkable. This week for the first time inContinue reading “eating with your eyes closed”

reflections over breakfast

I have to be honest: I don’t feel a lot like writing. Believe it or not, this happens to writers quite often. Writing is hard work, even when it’s something you love to do and have been practicing for years. It’s draining. And when you’re already drained for whatever reason, it’s like scraping the rocksContinue reading “reflections over breakfast”

chili for the end of the world

I think I’ve done it—I’ve finally mastered my mother’s chili. My mother is not what I would think of as an adventurous cook, but there is a fair list of household staples that she does very, very well. Her chili is one of my favorite meals ever. It’s a far cry from any kind ofContinue reading “chili for the end of the world”