Monthly Archives: February 2011

Oprah and your health

I was just slathering the remnants of my luncheon avocado on the backs of my hands because in the winter they get dry. Online I read that it’s a result of not having enough fat in your diet. I don’t know how that’s possible, because I eat a lot of sugar. Maybe too much. (Last […]

all in the name

The moon hung steady in the sky like a gold dollar with a rabbit for an eagle. I liked running at the park. On Airport the buses passing smelled of exhaust and Pittsburgh. The scooters passing reminded me of Ceiba, Puerto Rico and I thought maybe because the air was so clean except for that […]

Tokyo Rose

Is it natural to mistrust slow cookers? Because I do. I’m cooking (or it’s cooking, rather) lentil soup, with a ham bone and chicken stock and spices. I put in amaranth, millet, barley and quinoi just because they were here, and it’s so good. It tastes like I put five pounds of cheese in there, […]

Mackeral sky

Yes, and you made us think of God smoking a cigarette like a captain of industry, perched on the balcony rail loose-kneed over bare tracks in the snow. I was clinging with strange desperation to the thought of a long winter, a soft winter of pastels and lavender knits and long-sleeved low cut shirts that […]


And did you get what you wanted from this life? I did. And what was that? To feel myself beloved upon this earth. -Raymond Carver

Uriah Heep, the Not so umble yogi

Kate’s into this kind of yoga called Bikram Yoga, or hot yoga, where you stretch in a room that’s about a hundred degrees. It’s supposed to feel very cleansing. She bought Rebecca a guest pass for her birthday while I was in Pittsburgh and volunteered to watch the babies while we went to the evening […]