Yesterday, for about five seconds, so fast you’d miss it if you blinked, I was on the Rachael Ray Show. It came about after I sent a proposal into the show after the success of Julia & Julia (my new favorite movie), suggesting that someone (me) could cook through a Rachael Ray cookbook for a […]

Set your TiVo. Or not.

Remember Christmas vacation? And I mentioned that I had filmed a segment for the Rachael Ray Show? Well they might actually air it on Monday, January 25. The producer’s exact words, in an email: “…you should tape the episode on Monday the 25th because there is a possibility that a piece of your video might […]

Memory Lane

My sister is visiting from Arizona this weekend. Since she moved there two years ago, we only see each other a few times a year – when before it was just about every week. We still talk on the phone everyday though, so when we get together we kind of just pick up where we […]

Head of the Class

I didn’t take a ton of art classes in high school, even though I was convinced that I was going to be a graphic artist, whatever that was.  My what-will-you-be-doing-in-10-years-quote in the yearbook was “subliminally seducing the minds of American consumers by airbrushing phallic symbols into Absolut vodka ads.”  Truthfully, I didn’t even know how […]


I’ve got two additions to my New Year’s guideline list, and they’re actually ones I’m looking forward to. Spend 10 minutes every day looking at something beautiful. Spend 5 minutes every day making something beautiful. The first one is easy. Seemingly. I have piles of books, magazines and a list a mile long of blogs […]