Cooking & Baking

A Letter to my Grandma, or, Why I Heart Food Network

When I moved into my first apartment, my grandma presented me with a full complement of kitchen equipment that she had painstakingly collected at Goodwill and other thrift shops for years preceding. And then, she did the same for each of my three younger sisters in succession. Nearly twenty years later, I'm still using the… Continue reading A Letter to my Grandma, or, Why I Heart Food Network

Body

Body Politic II: Why I had to gain 10 pounds to finally become a writer

Here is a list of some of the things I didn't do because they might cut into my freedom to work out, or things that I did do, but then fretted that they required sitting still for too long: singing in a choir evening classes trivia nights regular church attendance traveling and volunteering in the… Continue reading Body Politic II: Why I had to gain 10 pounds to finally become a writer

Seattle, Travel

Seattle, Day 4: Seattle Center

At Seattle Center, the Space Needle, the Seattle Children’s Museum, the Museum of Pop Culture, and a monorail circumscribe a courtyard with a gigantic, inventive playground. When the monorail departs the Center for its single stop downtown, it travels through a tunnel made of bright blue metallic waves, a wall of Frank Gehry’s MoPop designed… Continue reading Seattle, Day 4: Seattle Center

Politics

January 2018: An Open Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President, I write today to share with you my dismay about the rhetoric coming out of the White House around race and country of origin. In response to your insistence that you are not a racist, I want to share with you a bit about my journey to understand the idea of racism,… Continue reading January 2018: An Open Letter to the President