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Happy Patience-Giving

November 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

Even in California, we get fall. The day will be a mild and sunny 60 degrees, but still, yellowed leaves blanket the bright green, drought-friendly artificial turf of our [...]

NaNoWriMo Makes Me Neurotic

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yes, it’s NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month, in case you missed the announcement. Once a year, for a month, insanely ambitious writers attempt to write a novel in [...]

Making Our Own Holiday

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Every year, when discussing the coming holidays, inevitably someone I know offers up a variation of the same tribal chestnut with a grimace or groan: “Yeah, we’re going [...]

Amuse(d) Bouche | Comfort Cooking

November 13, 2014 // 33 Comments

We take our seats. Me, the adventurous eater, brimming with excitement. He, the cautious connoisseur, a culinary skeptic. I glance at the menu. I can barely interpret a word [...]

Off The Rock | Home for the Holidays

December 9, 2013 // 4 Comments

Right around the time Wal-Mart starts to fill their aisles with Christmas lights and silver flocked faux trees, many of us start to panic as we realize that the holidays are [...]