Category Archives: Personal Essays

A Liver’s Perspective

In my family, I’m the liver. I absorb everyone’s toxins. This allows the rest of them to be happy-go-lucky eccentrics because I’m there to process their detritus. To detoxify, I exercise, meditate, write, and spend a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Popcorn

When I was eight years old, the winter after my mother died, I ate popcorn after school every day. I sat on the green, corduroy couch in our family room in our colonial-style house in Virginia. My freshly popped popcorn … Continue reading

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In The Wake

My graduate school thesis was on grief and it was honored with the Dean’s Prize for Outstanding ALM Capstone in Journalism. Thank you WBUR’s CommonHealth Blog for publishing it. Read it here.

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Unraveling My Childhood Asthma: Did Motherhood Cure It?

  Here’s the article I wrote for the CommonHealth Blog on WBUR about overcoming my childhood asthma.

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No Longer Chicken about Chicken

I went to Back to Basics cooking school at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts a few years back and blogged about it for Misstropolis.com. The website no longer exists so I’m reprinting them here. Enjoy! Day Eight Chicken: versatile, economical, and … Continue reading

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Scrap the Barilla: Make Your Pasta from Scratch

I went to Back to Basics cooking school at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts a few years back and blogged about it for Misstropolis.com. The website no longer exists so I’m reprinting them here. Enjoy! Day Seven What is it about … Continue reading

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The Secret to Perfect Sauces

I went to Back to Basics cooking school at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts a few years back and blogged about it for Misstropolis.com. The website no longer exists so I’m reprinting them here. Enjoy! Day Six Shakespeare said, “The sauce … Continue reading

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