Tagged: food

Yuppies

Yuppies

Perhaps it’s the writer in me, perhaps it’s my mother’s nosiness, but when I eat at restaurants, I can’t help but observe the diners sitting around me. On a recent trip to Buffalo, New York, for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, my husband and I ate dinner at a local vegetarian-friendly restaurant called Merge....

Winter blessing Spring

Winter blessing Spring

The snow melts slowly over the candle flame, first compacting into slush and then pooling at the bottom of the mason jar. Sakura-scented incense smoke rises and curls above the altar as I hum a chant, my prayer to spring. When the snow transforms completely to water, I begin the work of planting seeds for...

A writer’s self-care package

A writer’s self-care package

My life is chaos right now: I’m busy at work, my home is being renovated, I don’t have home internet access, and I don’t know where anything is. I’m longing for my college days when my mother would send me a care package full of Bigelow French Vanilla Black Tea and Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy...

#FridayReads: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker

#FridayReads: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker

If you are a woman and you have ever felt bad about your body, you need to read this book. In it, Wendy Shanker takes a hard look at body image, stereotypes, negative connotations, outright judgement, dieting, and more. The most powerful thing she’s suggested so far is this: If you have tried many, many...