Thanksgiving Standard

Some years ago now my brother Bruce got two recipes from NPR for cranberry sauce.  That was his “specialty”…and though we haven’t shared Thanksgiving with them in quite a few years, this Garlicky Cranberry Chutney is a mainstay…this is Susan Stamberg’s favorite she says…originally from Madhur Jaffrey’s cookbook “East/West Menus for Family and Friends (Harper […]

The Eclipse…

The media is filled this morning…eclipse photos of great telescopic/cellphone beauty…ecstatic exclamations…large groups all experiencing together this moment of science and imagination…great fun.  I didn’t think I’d write about it since my pictures are blurry and unremarkable in every way…but…why not. Maybe many of us though decided to experience this phenomenon in our own backyards…to […]

The 4th of July

Well, America.  All that it means to us…the history, the narrative, the many wonderful people just trying to live a life.  Maybe the fourth of July is when I can put aside the politics and the incessant bad news of NPR and just revel in what I think summer in America is…for me anyway… Pie […]

MY LIFE SO FAR

I published this on my birthday in 2009 and every year since, but I still think it tells my story so let’s go again… Today is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age.  I have plans, things to do, places to go.  But today I’m looking back. (I tried to cut my own bangs–oops.) […]