Philosophizing


This is still my Aunt Ali’s Cranberry Mold

What’s your favorite dish on the Thanksgiving table? Is it the stuffing, mashed potatoes, the green bean casserole or maybe the sweet potatoes? Now tell me who prepared that dish every year. You remember, right? Of course you do. Because it’s not just green bean casserole, it’s your Aunt’s Mary’s green […]

Cranberry Walnut Pomegranate Mold

How would you like your change?

For some families politics is a Thanksgiving dinner conversation third rail. For others it’s religion or money. In mine, it’s change. Some families thrive on it, craving a constant new. Mine, however feel change is best conducted at geologic rate. We are particularly fond of tradition – and with good reason. My Mom […]


Those Sunday morning hours of perfection.

Close your eyes and take a deep breath. As the air fills your lungs imagine it tasting of mountain balsams or a fresh, cool breeze off the ocean. Feel warm, not-yet-hot sun shining on your face, your eyes protected by impossibly fashionable sunglasses. As you exhale feel every care leaving your […]