Tag Archives: Autumn
The internet is down. We must telephone Time Warner. It’s been 50 minutes. Jon paces the room ruffling his hair into an unruly afro. “I have pretty much no confidence that this is a path of enquiry that will lead … Continue reading
If you are lucky enough to be given the keys to a cottage in upstate New York in the middle of Fall, then this is the drink that you’re going to want to be sipping on the porch.
There’s a an old joke that I think of whenever I pick thyme leaves off the little plant that’s survived windowsills, balconies and back to a window sill again, hardy as can be. “You want to hear a joke about … Continue reading
It’s become an absolute Thanksgiving tradition that the night before the parade Jon and I head to the Natural History Museum to see the giant balloons tethered down under nets, ready and waiting to fly.
As Thanksgiving approaches it’s good to have a cocktail on hand to combat any seasonal stresses. My in-laws are visiting from Scotland this year, and though ordinarily I would not find this stressful, the last parental visit we had coincided … Continue reading
You know the set up – a party, lots of chat, lots of noise. And suddenly somebody says something that synchs up with an infinitesimal lull, and a sentence slices through the atmosphere like a hot knife through butter. “Then … Continue reading
A Rotarian Halloween and Whole Roasted Pumpkins with Butternut Squash Risotto – This Dinner Will Get You Laid
One Halloween when my husband was a kid, he was picked by his school to be in one of those murder mysteries that were the absolute Newest Craze – the kind that you can still buy now in a box … Continue reading
It started because I bought Jon a set of espresso cups for his birthday, and wondered aloud what we could do with the saucers. Since poor co-ordination so early in the morning had been the downfall of the last cups, … Continue reading
As Fall colors start to paint the country in shades of fire, two friends of our recently returned from a hiking holiday, which they described in glowing terms apart from one small setback: