• fall,  recipes

    The Soup Solution to a Gray Day

    Dreary days call for hot, hearty meals. Here's one I cooked up the other day with fall veggies from my CSA share from Vermont Valley Community Farm. I highly recommend the recipe if your appetite and attitude need a little warming up.

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  • books,  fall,  geekery,  nerdiness,  summer,  writing

    Back to School Style for Grown-Ups

    The hot hot summer has begun to cool and soon it’s time for back to school. Since I’m not a teacher and no longer a student, and since my son is still in diapers, I can think about the first day of school without panic. (Though I do still have that recurring dream about not knowing where any of my classes are…) ¬†Memories of the first day of school are heavy with nostalgia for me and, I imagine, for many of you. ¬†I was a nerd kid, and I used to lay out all of my school supplies on the carpet just to look at them in the weeks before…