Rusty Hinges

Lately I have been part of the ‘feeling over-worked and under-appreciated’ club. I don’t actually know that I’m under-appreciated but I am definitely over-worked.Career stress has up-ended my life. I have not been taking care of myself and I’m suffering the physical repercussions…pain, pain and more pain.Severe knee pain over the past few months has…

Head Trip

Right now all I want is to get out of my own head. I want the voices to be silent…or at the very least, tone it down, a bit.I moved to Los Angeles 13 years ago today. I have no idea where the years have gone. Looking back, it was a move made in desperation that has…

In A Lather

My mother used to make hand-crocheted slippers. They looked like the shoes worn by the Jolly Green Giant. Truth be told, I was not a big fan of those little slippers. They looked too home – made and crafty and I had become too sophisticated, somehow, to be impressed by crafts. My mother made many a…

Anticipation

It seems singles, couples, parents and assorted others have the same or similar issues when it comes to eating at home. They are either too busy to cook or simply hate to cook. They have amazingly high tech kitchens that get no play (except the microwave). I live in a building of singles and child-less…

When Wrong Is Right

A rose by any other name smells as sweet.Turning lemons into lemonade.What about cake into bread? My neighbor brought me a piece of cake that was prepared by her niece for a friend’s birthday. She offered it with a caveat – I need to have it with coffee or tea because the cake is dry….

The Buffet Is Closed

During the final quarter of 2014 I committed a dietary sin every day of the week. 1.  my cheese addiction took hold of me2.  potato chips were my best friend 3.  I fell off my daily juicing habit4.  Mexican takeout5.  Thai takeout6.  Chinese takeout7.  chocolate, chocolate, chocolateThe bright side is that my diet was exemplary the first…

My Self…Forever

Some people are meant to be part of a group or at the very least (or most), paired up. I am obsessed with the concept of aloneness. I love, love, love being alone. Of course, for me, aloneness is more than a concept.  Much more. I wish I knew why I enjoy being alone as…

True Confessions

It’s a new year and I must confess that I failed in my year end resolution. I was supposed to stay away from my most favorite food from October through New Year’s Day.EPIC FAIL….but who cares? Overall,2014 was a good year. So much so, that I gave myself permission to indulge in my favorite things…

Forward March

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. photo credit: Xiomara Lüthy

Going My Way…Finally

My modus operandi:Keep going in the wrong direction until I end up where I am supposed to be.So simple.So time consumingSo exhausting. A life-long desire to make my living as a writer has bubbled up in the cauldron that is my life. I have put off everything because I could not find the courage to make…