There are just ten more official days of summer left. But when I look around, most of summer as I knew it has slipped away. School is back in full swing, most of the pools have closed and I think I even spied a squash at the farmers’ market the other day. I looked away quickly, pretending I didn’t see it of course. [click to continue…]


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Summer Standouts

August 28, 2014 · 2 comments

You’re dining out with friends and the food arrives. Beautiful, artfully presented food. Someone whips out a camera/phone – maybe even gets out of their seat or moves items on the table – to get a picture before forks begin dismantling it. Is that someone you? Or is it the foodie friend whose phone is permanently attached to her palm? That person has never been me. But this summer, I relaxed my standards. [click to continue…]



Lazy Summer

July 18, 2014 · 9 comments

Isn’t it funny how sometimes a thought enters your head (gee, I could use a few days at the beach) and then the universe delivers as if it heard you (a friend invites you to her beach house on the same day your boss demands you get your weekend started early)? I had this very thing happen to me. Well, not the beach example but the thought-into-reality thing. [click to continue…]