“The playthings of her life…”: Upon the Occasion of Emily Dickinson’s Birthday

Usually, I celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday by making her coconut cake recipe, or, you know, by putting on a white dress, sequestering myself in my study, and writing short, intense poems reflecting my views on nature, love, and the human soul. (Well, okay, not that second thing so much, but the coconut cake is fantastic.)... Continue Reading →

Nicholas the Wonderworker

For the last several years, I've given my husband gifts of fancy chocolate on the feast day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, better known to many people as "Santa Claus" or "Father Christmas," and sometimes known as "Nicholas the Wonderworker." This ritual started, in part, out of some vague sense of wanting to establish our... Continue Reading →

Donate to My Friend, Get Free Original Art!: #The 100DayProject2019

Want to own a piece of original art by yours truly? Read on. Simply put: my friend and college classmate Amy B. has Stage 4 colon cancer, and has some serious financial needs. Most recently, she had to raise $3,500 in order to obtain a portable oxygen concentrator that her insurance would not pay for.... Continue Reading →

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