Taste of the Tropics

Oh, gentle feelings, soft sounds, the goodness and the gradual stifling of a soul that has been moved; the melting happiness of the first tender, touching joys of love--where are you? Where are you? -Ivan Turgenev (First Love) On a lovely sunny and carefree Saturday morning about two weeks ago, I woke up knowing that…

The Sweet Smell of…Rejection

I didn't plan on blogging today, nor did I anticipate that, in addition to making a fancy schmancy version of Tuna Noodle Casserole (a few leeks and a cup of Gruyere can go a long way) for me and my brother, the day would end with a decision to make scones. But since it's summer…