• Mary's Seafood Surprise & Why Clark Kent Is The Real Superhero

    Mary’s Seafood Surprise: Why Clark Kent Is The Real Superhero

    February 28, 2017
    I woke up feeling especially crabby on Thursday. And by "crabby", I mean I was craving seafood. Normally, I start my day with a big glass of water, a piece of fruit, eggs, and if I am really hungry maybe some toast. So, I did what any reasonable person would do. I ignored my cravings and followed my routine. I showered, took a moment gaze at the glittery tutus and sequined corsets in the my closet, then dressed myself in a "normal person" costume before making breakfast. Some people admire Superman, but to me, Clark Kent is the real hero. It's not easy trying to blend in.
  • Pizza is the only Valentine you'll ever need: cheesy, warm, delightful, available 24/7. comes when you call

    My Cheesy, Italian Valentine

    February 7, 2017
  • We Spill the Beans On Spill Survival

    Spilling The Beans On Spill Survival

    The fork is an imperfect apparatus. It's not fully enclosed, making it a challenge to totally secure food. It's also not very ergonomic, with an over-simplified design that ignores how many fingers we have. It's clear why the journey of a forkful of food, from plate to mouth, has its ups and downs. When the downs land in our laps, we scramble, dipping paper napkins into our water glasses. We try to play it cool, while we silently stress about whether the newly stained clothing was "dry clean only" or not. But when spills happen, and they will, there are steps we can take to minimize (or MAXIMIZE!) the damage. Here's a few non-traditional strategies for de-escalating a stain debacle:
  • Greeting the Flowers with Grace: Traditions of Love & Acceptance

    Greeting the Flowers with Grace: Traditions of Love and Acceptance 

    January 16, 2017
    Every life is its own journey, but when examined within the context of history, even the smallest, seemingly intimate traditions can take on greater meaning. Meet my grandmother, Grace - who taught me that in a world of fences, the most beautiful places are filled with color.