“This is weird,” said my mother-in-law. “Good weird, or bad weird?” I asked, lifting a wooden spoon to my own lips for the millionth time, just to check. “Just…weird!” she said, scrunching up her face. But then she took a bowl from the cupboard, ladled herself a portion of my Saturday project, and curled up […]Read more "Good Weird Food"
My family is an adventurous bunch. (This past weekend, on a single day, I went kayaking with manatees and flying in a 4-seater plane with my aunt, uncle, and little cousin. Some people plan for retirement, my aunt plans to sail around the world. Everyday stuff for this clan.) I wouldn’t trade it for anything. […]Read more "Why I Still Avoid Dark Water: A radio story from my childhood"