Monthly Archives: March 2016

For the Week of March 27, 2016: “First, take some flour…”

We’re invited to an annual Easter dinner at our friends’ home later today, and I know the table will be laden with traditional Easter fare—food I’ve long since abandoned in favor of fresh vegetables, fish and occasional poultry.  And as … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 20, 2016: It’s Spring, Sweet Spring

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (e.e. cummings, “i thank You God … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 13, 2016: Life’s Not-so-little Questions

The questions began the moment my husband announced his decision to retire from academic life last September.  They weren’t just our questions, but those  asked by family, friends and acquaintances.   “So what are you two going to do now?”  The questions … Continue reading

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For the Week of March 6, 2106: In the Company of Laughter

We had friends over for dinner last night, two couples who hadn’t met each other before.  It’s always a bit of a gamble to put strangers together in a social situation.  Sometimes my attempts have resulted in lackluster meals, ones … Continue reading

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