I have made a decision. It hasn’t been an easy decision to make. In fact it makes me feel a little sick inside to do it. I’ve been working through the Boxall’s List of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die for a long time now. I’m 118 books into it. And I feel like
This morning I was up long before the sun. It’s my job to make the turkey, and it’s a labor intensive process. First, I have to cook the brine. The turkey soaks in that for two days. Then, while my family slept in, I massaged it with butter and herbs and started the long roasting
Today is my 30th birthday. A week ago, I made a joke about the world ending before I made it here. I honestly was kidding, but it really has felt like that since Election Day. Turning 30 in this environment is so much scarier than I had anticipated this phase of my life to be.
I have a lot of emotions, but the one I feel most overwhelmingly is MAD. Mad that we are here today, uncertain about the future. Mad that we have a political system that cheats voters out of their true voice. Mad that so many of those voices are suppressed. I’m mad that we had a
I’m breaking my hiatus briefly because several people have asked me how to make roast chicken, and I thought this would be the easiest way to post my recipe. Or perhaps I should call it a technique instead. I love making roast chicken, it’s probably one of my favorite foods to both make and eat.
I am going to take a little bit of a break. I have a vacation coming up in a couple of weeks, and this is what my brain looks like right now: I had a horrible day yesterday, and my anxiety brain was telling me to shut the whole blog down, just stop and
I saw this video on Facebook this morning, and shared it with the following post. I’ve been trying to think of what to post today, and I think this is exactly how I need to kick this week off. Thank you, Neil. You’re an inspiration to us all. This poem will make you laugh. It
Hey ya’ll, I’m sure you’ve noticed things look a little different around here. Sometimes, I just have to change it up, ya know? The good stuff is all the same, I just have a new theme. Take a look around–things are in slightly different places, if something doesn’t look right, let me know. If you’ve
I sit here, watching my Tweetdeck just roll and roll and roll. Most days it is filled with fandom and art from my super talented friends, sports commentary from whatever is in season, food and coffee and wine and beer. But today there are only two extremes. LOVE and HATE. Thankfully, I follow mostly open-minded,
Dallas. This week two years ago we announced to everyone that we were moving south. I was excited, scared, anxious. It was the first time I had ever moved out of Indiana. While doing so was something I’d always wanted to do, when it finally happened, moving so far from my family wasn’t everything I