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ODE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE

Every journey begins with putting on your shoes. Or filling out an application for a scholarship to one of the best writing …

MONTANA BOOK FESTIVAL

Phil is writing a book. He’s doing this one book festival at a time during the slow periods when people are tucked …

DAVE BOODA AND DARKEN THE PAGE

If you’ve read Blue Moon Vegetarian, you know why this photo depicts a milestone. If you’ve ever renovated a kitchen, you also know …

INTANGIBLE ROSES

I love keeping track of oddities that pique my attention when I’m travelling, especially if there is wisdom or a note of …

THE IMP OF THANKSGIVING

On my mind tonight is my dear friend Ed McClanahan, much-beloved Kentucky author of such well-regarded books as The Natural Man and O The …

FUELING WONDER WOMAN

  True to my promise to myself, in September, when I dove into the autumn’s writing work full on, I also started …

THE POISON FRUIT MYTH

Tomatoes are poisonous. That’s what people once thought. Now we know they are good for all kinds of things from fighting cancer …

BLUE MOON COMING

The words “blue moon” have a certain musicality to them. Poetic thanks to the assonant sounds making up their middles. We all …

DECISIVE DAY

Once in a while I have what I’ve come to think of as a destiny day. It’s where things line up—whether it’s …

#BlueMoonLove

The magical second time around. Good for lovers and careers, but not so good for bank robbers. More bank robbers get away with …

SUPERMANIA BOWL RECIPES

  If you’ve read Blue Moon Vegetarian, you know that I tried hard early in my and Phil’s relationship to learn to …

COMING SOON—BLUE MOON VEGAN

It was ejected from my computer the day of its original deadline, sidelined while the photographer waited out the last days of a difficult pregnancy, lost …

SHEPHERDESS PIE

Deep in the caverns of my computer is a file quietly labeled “Blue Moon Vegan 2.” Coming from someone who had no intentions of …

SEPTEMBER BOUQUET

I think I go through it every year at this time. I don’t even know what to call it: shutting down, transitioning, …

BETWEEN WORLDS

I’ve spent the past two weeks with my aging parents, helping them navigate the here and now while trying to survive myself in …

JOURNEY IMPERFECT

The moment every writer dreads: turning on the computer to your most current project, only to find it missing, gone, vanished into the …

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCES

I’m getting into this little habit of trying to post a recipe for each holiday, but President’s Day had me stumped until …

HEARTFELT AND PLANT-BASED

Tonight will be the last of a series of sessions about plant-based cooking I’ve been conducting at one of our great local …

PENNY SAVED/PENNY EARNED

Yep. I agree. Uh huh. Yep, yep, that is right. You are correct. Yes, organic food is more expensive than non-. Yes, …