Things Left Behind

The hardest thing about cleaning house is resisting the urge to keep that which would be best left behind. How often do I throw something in the bin, then feel the immediate need to retrieve it the moment it leaves my grasp. This holds true with relationships as well. The constant go-no, please stay because…

Life

I’ve had a summer unlike any experienced in many years and I am so thankful for it. To spend time in isolation with only the occasional interaction with others not of the canine variety has been a blessing that I will not attempt to describe. There is so much happening in the world that leans…

Pop! Goes the weasel

There is much handwringing in Britain and among the EU today and I am just glad I am far enough away that  I can pretend the Brexit referendum vote does not affect me. The result of the vote is a wakeup call to all those that think the impossible cannot be possible. As a regular…

La vie en rose

To say that I am enjoying my sabbatical would be an understatement. I don’t know where my next dollar is coming from and I have no idea where I’m headed, yet I am happy. There is something to be said for taking a moment to reset. It is a luxury to be able to rise,…

God, I love cheese!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love, love, love….cheese. Cheese is the best thing in the world. When I find myself in a genuine curated cheese shop, I literally want to drop to my knees and weep. Tomme de Savoie, Tallegio, St. Nectaire, Roquefort. I could go on and on. Actually, I have more…

Warm Comfort

Every so often I feel a need for comfort food. You know what I mean; we’ve all been there. The pangs that won’t go away. Generally speaking, I like to keep it healthy. I have a Vitamix and a slow juicer on my kitchen counter and I use them regularly. I have chopping boards and and…

Mood: lumière

  I sometimes forget that I am one of the fortunate. As often as I lament my stressful days laden with responsibilities that grate on me; I must remember the darker alternatives. Of course, there are brighter alternatives but then I could be accused of having a sense of entitlement (a trait I despise in…