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”