Food Fails

Everything started out great. Two eggs from Wednesday’s Farmer’s Market, round and brown and full of potential. Nutty, grainy, bread, all set for the toaster. I give the first...

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Creature Comforts

So I was at summer camp for grownups this past week. Lots of writing, lots of drinking, very little sleeping. Going into the experience, I knew I’d be staying...

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When Friends Have Babies

My friend Steph recently had her first baby. Steph and I lived together during our twenties, when we made similarly half-assed attempts to become working actresses in New York....

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Serious Issues Involving Pasta

One of my all-time favorite conversational topics is food, and under the food category, nothing makes me happier than waxing poetic about pasta preferences. My sister and cousins (and...

I Love When

I LOVE WHEN I drink too much, and my husband talks me down from the I’m-so-drunk-and-my-hangover-tomorrow-is-going-to-be-pure-misery cliff while feeding me oyster crackers in bed. I drink too much the night before,...