Holy Cocktail!

From a little spark may burst a flame.-Dante AlighieriThis afternoon I'll be getting on a plane and, poof, just like that, part one of my Christmas vacation will be over. To prepare for this trip, I've been running around madly, considering several important things: how will I fit the ice cream maker into my carry-on…

Toil and Trouble

“'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.”Henry David ThoreauThough a sad but true fact, this past week I was grossly ill--the victim of congestion, a scratchy throat and a slight fever. I don't know how it happened. I exercise regularly, never touch anything on a bus if such a thing can be avoided, wash my hands…