I was shuffling my way through the security line at the Chicago airport when I noticed a young, confident girl in line in front of me. She was talking to a stranger and seemed to carry herself with poise, confidence and radiance rare in young girls today. I watched her and wondered how old she […]
Jonathan Franzen hits a home run in his collection of essays, How to Be Alone.
I was recently traveling for work when I stepped outside, walked to my rental car, glanced around the empty parking lot and paused… I could have been anywhere. I was surrounding by concrete, a Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and chain restaurants. I could have been in the suburbs of Minneapolis, where I grew up, […]
I love popcorn. And when I say I love popcorn, I mean I make it for a late night snack 4-5 times a week. Schleping out canola oil and pot seems like a lot of work, so I wanted to find a way to indulge in my evening treat while avoiding the chemical nasties associated […]
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Disclosure: Please know that if you make a purchase using a link on this page, I may earn a commission (at no extra cost to you), which in turn helps support this site. Thank you in advance. It’s been a few years since I’ve read a book by Michael Pollan, and Cooked: A Natural History […]
It’s summer, I’m gearing up for the 4th of July, and it’s a great time to make some outdoor fires. Whether during the cold of winter, or outdoors during the sumer, it’s through building fires that I’ve come to learn many things about myself and the beauty of human evolution. First a few fun facts about […]