Inspiration in Many Forms

Recently, I've been writing, or trying to write. And, to be perfectly honest, writing makes me feel kind of weird. I get tired, I find myself lost in my thoughts and, as painful as this is to admit, I can get kind of prickly. It's an isolating experience, but, as a good friend would say,…

Cookies and a Movie

Chow Mo-wan: In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn't want to share... you know what they did? They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever. -Wong Kar…

A Chocolate Pistachio Birthday Dream

Raise me a dais of silk and down; Hang it with vair and purple dyes; Carve it in doves and pomegranates, And peacocks with a hundred eyes; Work it in gold and silver grapes, In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys; Because the birthday of my life Is come, my love is come to me. -Christina Rossetti…

Great Scoops of Delight

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. -E.L. KonigsburgI've never been one of those people for whom the sun must be shining in order to eat ice cream. In fact, I could (and sometimes do) happily eat it everyday; in my…