Ice Cream a là Berlin

 If it is your nature to be happyyou will swim away along the soft trailsfor hours, your imagination alighting everywhere. And if you spiritcarries within itthe thorn that is heavier than lead-if it's all you can do to keep on trudging...-Mary Oliver ("Morning Poem")Spring break came and went like the blink of an eye. I had all of these…

A Soft Spot for Custardy Cake

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds. The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes, new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind, and the old things…

Blog Love and Cornbread

“A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.”-Vladimir Nabokov (Laughter in the Dark) It's been one of those crazy semesters--in…

Feeling like a Francophile

   I sometimes wonder, given all the things I have to do on a daily basis, why I keep this blog up. I ask myself some questions, exploring the possibility that I'm perhaps not focusing my energy in the right direction...Should I be dissertating more? Spending more time exercising? Consuming less butter? But then I…

This Little Piggy….

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”- J.R.R. TolkienEver since I was a little girl, I've had a special place in my heart for Thanksgiving. Each year I would get up ridiculously early to watch the Macy's Day Parade, check to see if…

A Little Taste of My Kind of Christmas

"He who doesn't want to knead, sifts for ten days."-Greek sayingI may have mentioned that I'm a bit of a procrastinator. It just happens; you start watching "Dollhouse" and can't stop (a-ma-zing), you decide to watch "Pushing Daisies" (gorgeous cinematography and adorable) and, before you know it, you find yourself at the end of season…