just like I promised

Gosh, I like you guys. I mean, really. I bring you a pathetic story about destroying four artichokes, and you respond with encouragement and advice and funny memories of dropped cupcakes and melted plastic lids on macaroni and cheese. You…

of kitchen failure

These artichokes are pretty, aren’t they? Looking at them now, I have that same warm and fuzzy feeling I experienced at Meijer, when I grabbed them, like a puppet, pulling them from their big green mountain and into a clear…

on simpler things

The move into my brother’s new apartment has taken a few days, it turns out, and Sunday afternoon was one part of the process. After we’d finished unloading the first wave of boxes he’d packed in his car, Adam stepped…

because it’s April

As I sit at my computer tonight, I hear the rain outside, hitting the window, sloshing on pavement as cars drive by. It smells fresh, earthy, like your hands deep in soil when you’re working in the garden, yet clean,…

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