Gobs and Gobs of Green Tomatoes

Food & Drink, Gardening, Recipe

To grow a tomato or a pepper and prepare a meal from your labor and care is primordially satisfying.”  —  Nell Newman Frost finally hit here in Austin a couple of weeks ago (although it was nearly 80 degrees yesterday so I wouldn’t exactly say winter has hit…). I had more than a dozen tomato […]

November 30, 2018

The Yard Water Level is at 127%


It’s been raining a lot in Austin lately. Days and days of it after a summer of serious drought. I like the rain, and it’s a welcome change. But the dog… The dog is terrified of the rain. A couple of days into the onslaught I start really worrying about her. I watch her as […]

October 19, 2018

12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Hating Yourself Upon Waking


*before we begin…I actually enjoyed (some) of Jordan Peterson’s book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos  and thought I’d take a crack at it myself. This post is meant (mostly) for entertainment purposes and I cannot guarantee you’ll hate yourself less by following my or anyone else’s advice. See rule 12 for more. […]

October 15, 2018

Irish Blessings

Living, Traveling

Fifteen years ago I lived in Ireland for a year. I was newly married and very young. I’d never set foot outside the U.S before that. It was a shock, to say the least. In the early days and weeks I had a hard time adjusting. It was all so different, so unknown and unpredictable. […]

March 17, 2017