March 22nd, 2010

Market Report: Lala Land

As poets, gardeners and schoolchildren know, spring is a time of awakening and release. Snow melts, coats are shed and newly manicured toes start appearing on the street. It is relief, a literal breath of fresh air through the first opened window of the year, a lifting of the mantle of darkness that enveloped us […]

February 2nd, 2010

Marmalade, sans Smoosh

I’m a cat person. Taleggio and I bonded over shellfish and sleeping in on Sundays as soon as I brought him home from the shelter. As the consummate bedfellow in my life, we share secrets. He’s the only other set of eyes to witness the dirty dishes I leave in the sink or my midnight […]

October 15th, 2009

Death of a Salesman

Mac is in sales. And he’s very good at what he does. A few weeks ago he closed a deal on what may have been the biggest sell of his life. After nearly one year of buttering ‘em up, then greasing the wheel, promising commitment, and pledging to stake his personal reputation on a shared […]

October 28th, 2008

A Good Day for L.A., by Celest

The next day, Kimberly and I awoke a little hung over, which was the perfect state in which to find ourselves since, on TV, Andrea Mitchell was announcing that John McCain had just picked an unknown governor of Alaska, with a bouffant hairstyle, to serve as his running mate. We marveled, horrified, then headed to […]

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