Hole In The Scrim

Sometimes amid the hum and drum and din of all my daily-ness, in some rare-suddenly, and for just an instant, a gap opens in the wraparound scenery of my reality and I am on the other side of life’s scrim— in the same scene, but different now: weightless, new, unencumbered. …Stripped away, the itchy-bitchy, worn […]

Mushroom Bourguignon

While I made the Mushroom Bourguignon… while I sliced the Portobello mushrooms, sautéed them with onions and garlic… while I added carrots and tomatoes… while I poured in broth and good red wine… while I savored that feeling of well-being I get from having something special simmering on the stove for dinner, warming the house […]

Aunt Peg Bakes Cookies

There’s a story in my family… Aunt Peg, a wee wisp of a womanway up in Michigan’s north woods,wanted to bake cookies for her kids—something happy,a warm sweet treat to greet themwhen they camebanging in the doorafter school. So she preheated the oven,readied ingredients, mixer,bowl and cookie sheets…then went to the couch to lie down. […]