Hug Arms

She is jumping wildly up and down, clutching the edge of the kitchen table, screaming, “I. Need. A. HUG!” For the record, I am standing eighteen inches away from her with my arms outstretched, trying to find an opening to give her what she claims to want.  It’s a trick, of course. She doesn’t want […]

A Little Soul Searching

You may have noticed that there have been six months of silence around these parts. I took a vacation. I needed a break from self-imposed deadlines, from taking more pictures of plates than of gap-toothed smiles, from the chore of writing about everything I cook and never cooking the same thing more than twice. The […]