Bright and Bitter

But I don't think it matters what my darling said. She was always merry. -Charles Dickens (Bleak House)   I've written this post no less than a hundred times in my head. Back in mid-December, it was going to be about a family recipe for a deliciously tangy braised chicken, but, by the time the…

Venturing into Vegan, Part I

To thine own self be true.-Shakespeare (Hamlet)For the past few years, every time I've thought of President's Day, I've simultaneously thought of Polonius' famous line from Hamlet. Not really for any particular reason, either. It's just that somehow in February, when I find myself stuck in the middle of a winter that seems like it's…