Life

The Holidays (Hell-a-days)

The holidays have always been a tough time for me. Growing up in a divorced family, my siblings and I try diligently to make everyone happy, see all sides of the family for an equal amount of time. It’s never actually worked out that way and we always fail at it. As the oldest child,… Continue reading The Holidays (Hell-a-days)

Books, Life

Holiday Gratitude: There’s Two Os in “Goose”

Did I ever tell you about last Thanksgiving, when I made dinner for my writing group in a 12th-century Austrian castle? Keep scrolling for photos of our spread atop the dining hall’s 17-century furnishings. I’ve also included an incredible recipe I stole from Jamie Oliver’s website fair-and-square. Go ahead and peek, I’ll wait here for… Continue reading Holiday Gratitude: There’s Two Os in “Goose”

Life

Middle-Age Struck Me on the Side of a Mountain

It’s fair to say I’ve slowed a step over the years, and I’d be delusional not to have noticed.  Listening to most of my elders, it’s just part of aging and the human experience.  Accept it, account for it, and move on to your AARP membership and supper at 4:30 in the afternoon.  I’m in… Continue reading Middle-Age Struck Me on the Side of a Mountain