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Cooking/Feeling – August 2017

Here’s something different – something I’ll share with the turn of each season, or maybe monthly. So much of what’s on this blog is me cooking as a way to process and record feelings and life events. Now that our daughter is here, it’s…

Life Pregnancy & motherhood

Lessons from pregnancy: a midway report

My, what a week. I celebrated my ‘golden birthday’ – that is, turning 31 on July 31st – a day after spending 12 hours in the emergency department. All things considered, it was a great day. I’d like to share a bit about the week that…

Life Pregnancy & motherhood

Hello, baby! A first trimester recap

First: a big THANK YOU to everyone for the congratulations, excitement, encouragement and kind words since we shared the happy news that we’re expecting a rainbow baby girl in November. We’re thrilled, and a little bewildered, but in the best possible way. If you’re…


Heart shaped box: our story of loss and growth

How do you write about something indescribable? Despite being consumed by it for weeks, my reactions changed daily, making it impossible to feel I was communicating it accurately, and in a lasting way. I kept trying to write, then walking away. Then, without notice,…

Destinations Life

Seven days in Phuket

Phuket means something different to everyone. For some, it’s a tourist haven. For others, it’s all about the beaches. Or, the food. Or, the questionable sex shows. The ladyboys. The alluring islands. The food. The food! The temples. The coconuts. The hospitality. The heat. Earlier…


Hello again!

Why, hello there. It’s been months – four months! – since my past post. I’m happy to declare the wait for new stuff to be officially over, that is if anyone other than my Mom is still reading (thanks Mom). In all seriousness, I am so…