Ubi Panis Ibi Patria. What’s Latin for Banana?

Today is an easy blogging day for me. Apart from the ridiculously delicious banana bread that will appear later in this post, I got a tweet asking me what I’m reading this week, because, not only am I in school, I write for a living, I edit academic and fictional works, AND I’m a compulsive … Read more…

Rock Hard and Rearing to Go.

OMG. You guys, I think I have a thing for befanged grey men. First, it was Brishen in Radiance  by Grace Draven, and now? Daarik from Exile by Colleen Vanderlinden. Maybe I have a statue fetish I’ve not explored? Something about their stoney grace? I have a feeling I know who’s next… It’s the obvious first step into the … Read more…

delicious vegan blueberry mojito cheesecake

It’s Friday, I’m in Love.

I keep telling myself that it’s the end of the week, but it being summer, and me working from home, EVERY DAY IS EVERY DAY. There’s no delineation between one day and the next. But, I bake on Thursday nights if it’s cool enough, so, I do look forward to it. This is because on Friday … Read more…

Life Changing Books on Reader/Eater

Lady in Red.

(read on for foolproof falafel and white sauce!) The Reading: I fully admit that I belong to a fandom or two. I have read and could re-read everything Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Hunter, Octavia Butler, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Daphne duMaurier…and on and on–have written. I never tire … Read more…

seven layer seafood salad

The Scandinavian and The Slav SLAY.

I’m sunburned from festivities this weekend. I’m tired from figuring out how to muster up the motivation to take my kids to school for two more days, and I’m worried about the world being run by an angry lying q-tip, and and angry lying Cheeto. But it was PRIDE!!, and I love love. And I’m … Read more…