I finally got the call that I’d been waiting for, the one I’ve been training for since graduate school, when I really perfected my craft of eating ice cream: I was asked to be a judge for the 2nd annual RI Food Fights Best Scoop Shop contest. Just a little background: RI Food Fights is, … Continue reading My Life as an Ice Cream Judge
(wait for it…) Yes, wait. The saying is true. Good things are happening and I think it’s time for my blog to get a facelift. I’m sensing a change—not just my address or current country (although that will be changing soon enough), but in the energy of the universe. This will be the summer of … Continue reading Good Things Come To Those Who….
I became a fan of David Sedaris a decade ago, when I was in graduate school and my then-boyfriend introduced me to him. “I think you’ll like this guy,” he said. “He’s funny.” And he handed me a stack of David Sedaris books. David–whom I’m on a first name basis with now that we’ve had … Continue reading An Evening with David Sedaris
It began with a message on LinkedIn. Well, that’s not true. It actually began a year ago, with a group of girls gathered in my living room. I’d been reading a book by Jonathan Cahn called Paradigm, and I couldn’t get past the first 20 page because the truth of what he was saying was … Continue reading The King and I
Today marks my 8th anniversary on WordPress. It feels like just yesterday I was writing a blog about my 4th anniversary on WordPress, but perhaps that’s because yesterday I was reading the blog in which I mentioned my 4th anniversary. Time sure does fly when reviewing a rapid succession of years’ highlights. Thus, in keeping … Continue reading Top 18 of 2018
The person who first introduced me to Greece is Christopher Bakken, co-founder of Writing Workshops in Greece and author of Honey, Olives, Octopus. He is a 5-star Grecophile* whose knowledge of the country, the islands, the people, and the food is unparalleled by any American I’ve met, and I aspire to follow in his footsteps. *assuming 5-star … Continue reading A Visit to an Ikarian Vineyard
Kalimera, fili mou! (Good morning, friends!) As I write from this taverna overlooking the ocean, on the northwest corner of the island of Ikaria, I am overcome with gratitude–not only for being here in this moment, but also for arriving to a place that felt immediately familiar even though it’s not my Thassian home; it’s not Archodissa, or … Continue reading Blog from a Taverna Patio