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Don’t call it a diet, part 2

See here for part 1. What we eat I very, very commonly get asked, “What do you eat?” Sometimes it’s asked with genuine curiosity, sometimes with concern and often with a hint of disdain. (What DO you eat anyway?) The short answer is that we eat anything that is a plant. Whole grains (brown rice, […]

Don’t call it a diet, part 1

I decided to compile this information based on questions I’ve been asked in recent months. I’m not an expert, but here is what is working for us. I’m 47 and healthier than I’ve ever been. I don’t say that to sound boastful or braggy. It’s the truth. How I got here is not really very […]

on the table

For the month of June, I’ve been in an experiment of my own design. Even though I’ve been a vegetarian since 1992, I still had a crazy attachment to cheese and other high-fat forms of tasty deliciousness. For June, I’ve been vegan. (Truth check: At Biltmore Estate, I had a chickpea burger with goat cheese. […]

We’re baa-aack

We’re back in the saddle folks, after many months of not making time to post here. The portfolio page has been updated, as well as the “Find me here” links on the left. Enjoy! There’s much more to come. In the meantime, meet the not-so-new addition, our sweet Charlie.

fresh food

We watched “Fresh” today. It’s a terrific indy documentary about food – real food. It is reminiscent of Food, Inc., but it really focuses positively on the organic farmer. Vote with your wallets, people. I know this film convinced me that a few “cheat” items are going to be banished from my house. We do […]

yo, ho, yo, ho, a writer’s life for me

I am really ready for a trip to Walt Disney World. I will point that out ad nauseum, sorry. My husband and I watched “Benny and Joon” again recently. If you haven’t seen it, go watch right now. I’ll wait. Seeing a young Johnny Depp reminded me that I need to hop in a boat, […]

our hot air balloon adventure

OK, the balloon was tethered, but it was in the cul de sac right behind our house. That surely counts as an adventure. Much to our surprise, a balloon from our local Memorial Day festival landed “right there.” Serendipity.

it wasn’t snow

This is what happened at our house this week. To get the full effect, make sure you turn up the volume. Apologies for the shaky video, but I think it’s understandable, if I do say so myself. And here’s a different angle, when the hail was smaller. I am not kidding. Thankfully, no one was […]


Love the jellies… This one lives at Discovery Place in Charlotte, N.C. More to come from my little work trip taken this week, but I thought we could all use a little oceanic inspiration on this rainy day.

because it’s june

And because I know you don’t want to read about election results and oil spills today, or any day, here are some stories I have running this month. They are petroleum-free. (New site coming soon…) The BMW Charity Pro-Am is history, but you can read about the charities it benefits: Melinda Claudepierre (who sings […]