The Gold Standard

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. -L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) Yesterday, while texting with a friend, I mentioned that I would like nothing more than to fall into fall. Or really, at this point in time, just to fall over, preferably into a large and comfortable bed. This…

Here, There, Everywhere

"Don't discourage me. In my job I have to paste one fact to another with words, and in the end everything has to seem coherent even if it's not.""But if the coherence isn't there, why pretend? "To create order." -Elena Ferrante (The Story of the Lost Child)      It's hard to believe now as life again…

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.…