It’s Greek To Me

[Note: This essay first appeared published on The International Writer’s Blog at Brown University, which you can find here]

It’s Greek To Me

The day before I flew to Greece for a month-long writing residency program, I called my Greek friend to ask for advice.

“It’s summer, the weather is beautiful, you’ll be on the beach. What’s there to know?” he asked. Continue reading “It’s Greek To Me”

Once Upon a Brunch

KITCHEN. This is the spot where Ruth and I chose to have brunch this past Sunday during her visit from New Hampshire. Ruth and I go back to my grad school days. We worked together at Jessie’s Restaurant in Hanover, and I haven’t seen her since my ex-boyfriend and I tried to sneak her into Happy Hour at Murphy’s and they … Continue reading Once Upon a Brunch

Time For a Facelift

Call me Joan Rivers, but it’s time for my blog to get a facelift*.   *A bad analogy, perhaps, since I don’t want my blog to resemble a duck in any way. Hopefully, this is the kind of facelift that’s seen as an improvement on one’s appearance rather than one that makes people shriek, “Ohmyygawwwd … Continue reading Time For a Facelift

A Lesson In Karma

There are two things you should know about me. 1)     I hate paying for parking 2)     I hate driving through Boston Here’s why I hate these things: Paid Parking The beauty of growing up in Roswell, New Mexico is that all residential neighborhoods are fair game for parking on the street, and no parking lot … Continue reading A Lesson In Karma