There’s a scene in my mind I obsessed about most of my young life: pine trees on a rocky coast, a lighthouse, a keeper’s cottage. I envisioned it from the many stories Dad told me about where he lived as a child into his teens. One night in the … [Continue reading] about The lighthouse drawing
Or in this case, 243 On November 9, 2013, I turned 50. It was my first adult birthday without alcohol. A dear friend showed up and gifted me this framed photo her daughter captured one autumn. By then, I had been sick for almost a year, … [Continue reading] about A picture worth a thousand words
Order a copy of the magazine today Good news! I’m thrilled to announce my essay “The Plastic Daisy” has been accepted for publication in the literary magazine, kerning | a space for words A biannual compendium of writing that includes … [Continue reading] about My story appears in the next issue!
Much like the prime rib recipe I misplaced over the years as an excuse to call my dad, I did the same with the rules for Shanghai Rummy. If a passion for card games is hereditary, then I got the gene from my father in spades. For many years … [Continue reading] about Another thing I kept misplacing
My father and his father were professional chefs and there was a spirited competition between the two. Grandpa published his own cookbook: “What’s Cookin? in Florida, The private recipe collection of a master chef,” by Richard Nickerson. The … [Continue reading] about The recipe I kept misplacing