High-Energy Granola Bars

The Marathon That Wasn’t.

Well, it’s Wednesday. Today is the day I was planning on my Boston Marathon recap. Instead, I’m sitting under a pile of warm blankets, sipping water, and waiting for my next transfusion/infusion appointment. But let’s go back to Friday. On Friday night, I was really quite anxious. I couldn’t put my finger on the issue. … Read more…

Perfect Fresh Tomato Sauce and Homemade Meatballs

Get Series(ous). #10

Friday, April 10th, 2015. It is the 100th day of the year. This morning I woke up at 4:19 am. It is (probably) the 12th (or so) day I’ve been awake at this time this year. I am elated, I love the word, “elated” about today’s Get Series(ous). post. According to the front page of The New York Times, the … Read more…

Szechwan Clams

Auralgasm: Satisfying Audiobooks.

Last Thursday, I introduced a new series I am starting here on B2b. Today is the first! Plenty of people are anti-audiobook. I hear it ALL the time, “It’s weird to be read to when you’re our age!” Really? Because newscasters are making that shit up as they go? Ok, I’ll buy it.;) Also, plenty … Read more…

Asian Avocado Salad with Sesame Grapefruit Dressing

More Human than Humane

Before my book review/audiobook introduction/recipe, can I just say that I RAN IN CAPRIS AND A TEE SHIRT YESTERDAY?! It felt great. Like magic. Or the caress of a lover. Moving on…Wait, lemme just look at that .gif a moment longer. Deep breaths. INHALE…exhale. You can’t see me right now–thank fuck–but I could be baring … Read more…

MARCO…(I’m waiting…)

After my Get Series(ous). posts, I am often asked, “Why do you compare the books to movies or tv shows?” Mostly, by readers who absolutely never do anything other than read. That’s totally fine, and it’s a personal choice, but here’s the thing: those people are in the minority. Yes, I RARELY watch tv, it’s … Read more…