Remembrance of Vail Past

Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood. I don’t normally make New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not really into the failure/guilt trip cycle that they represent. But this year I accidentally made a resolution. My mom texted me on New Year’s Day… Continue reading Remembrance of Vail Past

The Unsung Hero of My Kitchen: Bay Leaf

Stuffing a bird or making a pot roast this holiday season? Make sure you put a bay leaf in it! Daily Prompt: We all have our semi-secret, less-known personal favorites — a great B-side, an early work by an artist that later became famous, an obscure (but delicious) family recipe. Share one of your unsung… Continue reading The Unsung Hero of My Kitchen: Bay Leaf

Peasant Wedding: Are You a Boy or a Girl?

It’s interesting this prompt came today, because just Saturday I was bouncing around the question of what is my favorite painting? I’m reading The Gardner Heist, about the paintings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, and it’s probably one of the most infuriating things I’ve ever read. I challenge anyone to read… Continue reading Peasant Wedding: Are You a Boy or a Girl?

The Book I Like to Read Again and Again: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

I was going to write a post on this anyway, then I found the topic as a daily prompt from few weeks ago, which is perfect. In the spring of 2012 I read Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. In the fall of 2012, I read it again. There is just something about this… Continue reading The Book I Like to Read Again and Again: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

You’re Cute: Don’t Let Me Throw Up On You

This is the WordPress Daily Prompt for November 26. The thing that most provoked my fight or flight response? A boy. At the time I was “so 22” as Taylor Swift might say, and the crush-boy was an 18-year-old skater. I don’t know what it was about him (ah, skater boys), but every time I… Continue reading You’re Cute: Don’t Let Me Throw Up On You