You’re Gonna Fall In Love With Old Cape Cod

Cape Cod was everything I hoped it would be. Beaches, sand dunes, lobster rolls and quaint architecture. It was a happy mistake that we ended up with four days to spare on our trip or else I might never have made it to this part of the country. And with global warming coming on strong, […]


I Meant To Do That

Sometimes I do something so boneheaded that I am almost (almost) tempted to pretend it never happened. I believe in the power of unburdening myself publicly because I figure that it’s better for me out myself than to have someone else do it. So here goes. I left for vacation four days early. Yes, I […]

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Sing Ho To The Open Road

I spent my summers during high school with my mother in Newark, New Jersey. She lived in student housing while getting her Ph.D. at Rutgers and the upshot was that I was trapped inside a high-rise dorm for pretty much two months each year. She was busy with classes and I was unable to leave […]

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Staying Out of Trouble

I haven’t been blogging this week because, frankly, there is nothing to blog about. I spent the entire week driving the kids to Sunflower Farms camp in Longmont. Even though it is only a 20 minute drive, between the commute, getting everyone settled, and driving back it’s easily a one hour endeavor. It’s worth it, though. […]

To bake, pour 4 cups of filling into shell, top and bake. If it's frozen, thaw the cherries first, then proceed.

How to Make Fresh Cherry Pie Filling

I’ve been yapping about cherry pie on Facebook and Instagram this week because the trees in my neighborhood are booming with fruit. I thought I should post a tutorial before it’s too late for you to take advantage of the gift of free fruit. Unbelievably, most people have no interest in harvesting their sour cherries and all it […]

Vivienne Palmer, Medicine Woman

How am I doing? Not so good. But don’t worry, this isn’t a cry for help. I felt that creeping pain start in my middle back and work its way up to my chest so I took a break from processing 100 cups of cherries to pop a anti-anxiety pill. And write. Both make me feel […]

Would It Be Weird?

Loony met a guy who lives down the street in small apartment building. Two brothers share a neighboring unit and they get really hammered and argue loudly all night. The neighbors have started weighing in by yelling, “Noooo, fuck YOU!” and such through the walls. What I want to know is this. Would it be awkward […]