Avocado and Tomato Pasta Salad: This is summer

Right about now, when the heat begins creeping in, and the long sleeves and long pants and jackets make way for short sleeves, shorts, and flip-flops, advertising everywhere turns our thoughts to summer. And suddenly everyone begins thinking about what the summer “it” thing is going to be. Already the LA Times wrote about this … Read more

Shredded Kale Salad with Pecans, Parmesan Cheese, and Cranberries: Learning isn’t only winning

Both daughters finished an eye opening week of piano competitions and performances that made me say “WHAT?”  I’ve seen the future of classical music, and while it’s alive and well, it’s probably not going to be driven by Daughters, which is perfectly fine with me.  Daughters competed for the experience, to hear wonderful music being … Read more

Spiced Warm Chickpeas and Fresh Vegetable Salad: When your student becomes your teacher

EDM – now we are even. One of the most amazing things about teaching is the mastery that comes from teaching that thing that you know.  I’m a better writer now than I was 20 years ago, because I’ve been teaching writing for the past 20 years.  I often think back to high school and … Read more