Always say yes to sour bread and salty butter. A few months ago I started to bake sourdough and my relationship with this ancient art has become an infatuation. In this past year of flings with not one, but two Pedro Beakman's from Bend, Oregon, I have learned I like having a muse. A muse… Continue reading Sourdough as Basic Goodness.
Sometimes I wonder: what it would feel like to be in a body with a straighter spine, an almost perfectly even bite--all the back teeth on both sides touching when clenched, a body without tattoos for strangers to comment on and having never gone to bed with anyone if drunk. How wonderful though to be… Continue reading Wonder
A great long while ago, when the earth was filled with magic—but people no longer sacrificed babies— there lived a college student named Laloma who was gifted in the ways of botany. Her mother referred to it not as a green thumb, but a green soul. Laloma was on her way to the edge of… Continue reading A Hard Days Night
Notes from Podcasts this week. Don't Die with Bob Forrest episode 106. I loved everything about episode 106, I love when the guys critique celebrities/ musicians—many whom they know. "Where are the songs about the suicide epidemic? Or the homeless problem in LA?" *People don't care about your feelings, they care about the actions you… Continue reading Podcast Notes: Talk Straight and Sit Crooked.
Let’s start with the shallow: I went to Ulta today to buy some “Almost Lipstick” by Clinique because Jackie Schimmel touts it and she could sell me anything except $300 overalls and a shoe subscription service (The Bitch Bible Podcast). The saleswoman was grilling me a little about my skin care routine, which was not… Continue reading Skincare hacks, CST for cancer and mega synagogues…
From the digital archives: January 2017 "I wanted to tell you, in the most sincere way, is that you deserve the best, the absolute best in life, because you are one of the few people in this dirty world who is honest with himself. Actually that is the only thing that counts." —Frida Kahlo
The leap to go to Israel for the first time with Momentum this July was made possible by; excellent babysitters, planes, trains, automobiles, the Jewish Federation of Sarasota and the lure of the most incredible hummus I would ever taste. My boss encouraged me to go and told me it would be, “the trip of… Continue reading Keep it Alive (My Israel adventure)!
"I'd rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck". —Emma Goldman Hi I'm Emma, I'm also a single mom. I'm not sure where I first heard the "6 month rule" for introducing a boyfriend to your kids, I think it was my well meaning friend.Emma Johnson recently wrote AN awesome ground moving,… Continue reading Flowers on my Table.
REVISED! I love the feedback my (new) writing teacher gave me. 1. A winter downpour Waterfalls frozen in time Listen, waves of ice 2. Sunshine like champagne Daring March seeds pop open Drunk on morning mist 3. A loon echoes night Summer dreams skim deep water The old song of home 4. Howling winds fly… Continue reading Haikus for the Seasons
A few days ago my friend created a group to memorialize and remember our friend and teacher, Bill Scheffel. I want to share about him and what he meant to me. But I don’t want to be a grief groupie. Others were much closer to Bill and yet he was a HUGE and life changing… Continue reading On Bill Scheffel & Mary Oliver