On Friday I got an email from our phenomenal writing coach, Christi Krug. I'm involved in a local girl power kind of thing right now and Christi, being kind enough to participate, sent me a picture of herself at the airport. She was on her way to Spain to do a 250 mile hike. By herself. Let that sink in for a sec. It's a centuries-old pilgrimage called "El Camino Read More
I Want to Ride My…
Wanna hear something kind of pathetic? Up until recently, I hadn't been on a bicycle in nearly 20 years. If it weren't for my husband's brief ownership of a mountain bike 18 years ago, I'd be able to say it had been more than 30. Except for my husband's bike, I never really learned how to use gears or handbrakes. I know. Sad. I'll spare you the long, tragic part of that Read More
not your mama’s chicken!
I was a vegetarian for a few years back in the 90s. I had ideals about what should go into a body and ideals about how the earth should be treated. My romance with a vegetarian lifestyle (while living in the midwest) ended when i looked at a package of bacon in the grocery and whispered to myself ' I like meat.' Bye-bye vegetarian-ism welcome back carnivorous habits! Since Read More
I remember sitting cross-legged on my grandparent's olive-green shag carpet watching The Gong Show on the black and white. I loved watching the performances. I loved the crazy, over- the-top funny judges bantering back and forth while one of them tries to hold the other back from 'gong-ing' some terrible fool. In the end, one of the judges somehow manages to successfully Read More
Recipe: Zucchini Noodles Are a Real Thing and They’re Awesome!
Confession #1: I've been known to make fun of food blogs. I wouldn't mind them so much if they'd just get straight to the point. I don't need a million pictures from different angles of the final product with a personal, unrelated story woven in. I don't mind pictures demonstrating what things are supposed to look like. I'm a very visual person, so I need that, actually. Please Read More
Friendship in the Back Half
A recent text exchange between Desirée and me: D: i was thinking that when magnolia takes off i'll be the gail to your oprah E: gail and oprah? ha! that’s hilarious! more like lucy and ethel, i think, lol D: oh shit! why didnt i think of lucy and ethel?! damn. E: heh! at first i was thinking thelma and louise, but i don’t think it worked out so well for them Read More