A Kind of Salvation

Stop trying to get it to have coffee with that guy from the CSA who works for his stepfather's law firm. The bee doesn't want to be a paralegal, Becca. Sorry, but the bee has actual dreams. -Kelly Stout ("Don't Swat at the Bee," from The New Yorker)   It may sound silly now, but…

Anything But Bland

This past summer, while having dinner with a friend and her parents, we started talking about the dishes that we would always ask our mothers to make when we were home visiting. For my friend, the answer came quite easily: spaghetti and meatballs. When it was my turn, however, I had to stop and think.…