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Recipe: Coconut Curried Lentils with Butternut Squash

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I can’t remember a past fall that I’ve welcomed with so much enthusiasm as this year’s. Going into my 24th week of pregnancy, the hints of cool in the evening breezes are incredibly enjoyable. This past summer and all of its heavy heat were the most oppressive yet. Even though my blood pressure checks in   …Continue Reading

I have bigger balls than Amy Winehouse ever did.

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You know that thud that hits you low in your guts and takes your breath away when you hear something genius? In an instant, you get this strong sense of recognition paired with waves of arousal and euphoria. Sometimes music hits me like that. You’re forever changed when it does. Something shifts. That’s what happened   …Continue Reading

Consumption Compulsion

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Over-consuming media is truly fatiguing to me. I don’t care if it’s Twitter, the ol’ FB feed, or whatever show is raging right now, I’m done. Give me MUSIC! I can’t OD on that.   Please enjoy this playlist:

Turn Down for What?

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of my grandfather’s death, whom I’ve written about extensively and on whose life and legacy I reflect often. One of the most memorable characteristics of my grandfather was his absolute hatred of TV commercials. He was usually snoozing and half-watching a cooking show with the volume blasting because he   …Continue Reading

The Difference Is In How You Feel

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One of my all-time favorite poems is by Robert Frost, the classic “The Road Not Taken.” It was put into an arrangement for choir by Randall Thompson. I sang this version back in my choir geek days. It helped me to memorize the poem and I still recite it sometimes, when I forget my way. The   …Continue Reading