As it turns out, Berlin, MD is exactly what it claims to be On the whole, I tend to be skeptical when faced with self-appointed titles. As my family’s car sped past the sign announcing Berlin, Maryland as “The Coolest Small Town In America,” I felt the usual inner cynicism. “Says who?” I asked, eight … More the coolest small town in America
Little delights: A weekly —no, monthly. Shall we call it twice-yearly? Oh, bless my lofty blogging aspirations. At any rate, here are the things that surprised and delighted me this week…er, recently. girl, put your records on: I bought a record player a few months ago, and there’s nothing better than listening to my favorite … More little delights
Because working from home is rarely actually productive… The freelancer life tends to be glamorized, especially on social media. Work from home, in pyjamas? The luxury! But the truth is that unless you have a dedicated workstation in your home, it can be very difficult to get anything done. And if your home is an … More the best cafes to work out of in NYC
For years, I believed I was inherently lazy. Turns out, I’m actually a perfectionist. Like most of us well past our elementary-school days, I’ve got a hazy remembrance of the day-to-day of being a child. There are general fuzzy feelings when certain seasons arrive, or an ingrained impulse to raise my hand politely in meetings … More it doesn't have to be good, but it does need to be told.
I didn’t expect it to happen, but there it was—in this week’s grocery bag, a tub of cheese calmly sat between the carrots and radishes. Granted, it wasn’t the cheese I’d written on my list (goat’s or mozzarella), but the price for the ricotta had been just right, and not one I’d expected to find. … More hunting and gathering, week 2
a weekly roundup: July 28-Aug 4 The things that surprised and delighted me this week. funghi: Heading into my (still very new) August challenge, I expected to be shocked by the quality of the tomatoes from the farmer’s market. And I was pleased, but it was the mushrooms that really blew my mind. They had … More little delights
I don’t exactly remember the first time I read “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” by Barbara Kingsolver, but I do know it was prompted by at least two months of insistence from my best friend. Every phone conversation would somehow work its way around to the inevitable question, only to be met with a disappointing answer. And … More hunting and gathering: week 1