Earth Day

It’s easy to get jaded about the state of the world, and what humans are doing to it: pollution, war, greed, disregard… but there is so much more that’s good about our world.

Sometimes, we just need to step outside to refresh, and reset our perspectives.

Nature gives me hope


The Big C and Me: my cancer story

my cancer story

As it turns out, over the past few years I wrote quite a few pieces on cancer; I decided to pull them all together into one place to make them easy to find. This turned out to be a much bigger projected than I expected. I’ve cataloged more than thirty here so far, and there [...]

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

I look forward to the Ultimate Blog Party every year. I love making new connections, and I make a few new friends each time around.

I started my first blog in 2001, and this one has been going since 2004. That’s a decade. It’s hard, at times, not to compare myself to the celebrity [...]

The recipe reader – and a Chocolate Hazelnut-Pear Tart

My little girl has become quite the foodie. She loves to watch Anthony Bourdain (at age 2 she declared: “Tony is my best friend”), Chopped, Cupcake Wars, and pretty much any other food related show we will let her watch.

She got a kitchen for her birthday:

But  one of her favorite pastimes is [...]